My quilt turnover may be a little slow at the moment, but it hasn’t stopped entirely. Whilst I had a five week break from university work over September I made this quilt for my mum. You wouldn’t believe it, but we still haven’t reached quilt saturation point in my family. It doesn’t seem to matter how many I make, there’s always a need for another!
This one is going on their new sofa to protect it from a rather indulged Border Terrier called Bullitt. The squares are 5 inches when cut and 4 inches finished. It’s 14 squares by 14 squares so 56 inches long and wide. I think I counted up that I used 9 fabrics in total. A bunch of Kona solids with four patterned fabrics mixed in.
I had a bit of a wadding disaster when making this. Once again I have faffed and not got round to buying a replacement bolt of my usual Cotton wadding, so I went to the Eternal Maker and due to a bit of confusion over widths, I swapped the wadding I was going to buy whilst I was standing at the till and then bought some of their Eco wadding which I personally find is a little uneven in its thickness. To cut a very long story short, I then ended up doubling up the wadding which made it a little thicker than I would have liked. Moral to this story? Just order the bolt of wadding!!!
The backing fabric is from Ikea. I have seen this fabric used by lots of people as a quilt backing, but it’s actually the first time I’ve used it and despite the fact it doesn’t match any of the colours on the top (I’m a bit obsessive like that) I love it!
It’s also got me wondering about doing a black and white quilt, or perhaps a black and white quilt with a few bits of bold colour (teal? yellow?)
This is the fourth half square triangle quilt I have made this year, I need a change for my next quilt! But before that I’ll be catching up with my bee blocks and then a little later in the week I’ll tell you about a great collaborative craft project I’m taking part in with eight fellow creative bloggers. More on that in the next few days…