So here is my quilt for the 2010 Bloggers Quilt Festival.
This was the third quilt I ever attempted, and it is a mixture of a quilt-as-you-go BOM that I was doing from Dorothy's pattern at Chocolate Coated and a picture I saw in an Australian Country Craft magazine (from about 2007).
The 'quilt as you go' had to have sashing between the 12" blocks, but I wanted them butted together with the hourglass blocks. I won't go into the detail (it is still painful!), suffice to say the back was NOT neat.
Of course as a complete beginner, my level of skill was in inverse proportion to my over-confidence and it took a lot longer to work out and complete than I thought (ok - I was on the verge of giving up several times, but Daughter no 2 claimed it as hers which was enough incentive to finish it).
There are several techniques, in addition to each sampler block, that I had to learn to do finish this quilt:
- quilt as you go without sashing,
- make my own bias binding for the 'stained glass' look,
- work out half-square and quarter-square measurements and cut (yay they fitted)
Unfortunately, I stuffed up the rotation of the two hour glass blocks in the third row left and bottom row middle, but didn't realise till too late (the painful, won't go into detail bit again...) - but that's ok cause I LEARNT something very important, check, check, check and check again before stitching permanently into place.
thanks for taking a peek over the fence...
Just click on this button on the left to get to Amy's blog and see the rest of the 'quilt show'.
PS all four borders are 6" wide they just look distorted because of the angle the photo was taken.