Sunday, 16 December 2012

The Wedding Quilt

Let's just say there's been a lot of unpicking in this quilt on the 12" blocks. In my desire to prolifically quilt since the start of Nov with the introduction of NO-UFO-VEMBER and use fabrics from my stash, I'm working in a billion projects, this being one of them for Claire's wedding. Used a bunch of charm squares I bought off eBay years ago for the medallion and sashed with a foliage print in Oyster from Spotlight. The border is a spotlight fabric which I love and can no longer get. I then decided to make 12" Jacobs ladder blocks to surround that- and had to often unpick as id get the 4 patches around the wrong way. A 6" dark purple border will go on to make the quilt 6'x6' and then I'll get all the Christmas sewing out of the way and then I'll get on to quilting this one. There's been a lot of to and fro with Lorraine and Anne re fabric choices, even a post on a Facebook group to get opinions on fabric, hence the photo with the Green option which Lorraine loved and Anne hated. And lesson learnt always check fabric under the iron before putting it in to a bunch of blocks, the Cream (which you can see in the single Jacobs ladder block) I was using as an alternate clearly was not 100% cotton and shrunk under the heat of the iron... Hence the tonne of unpicking and another trip to Spotlight.


  1. This is my favourite, the ladder blocks draw the eye around and around and around…. love, love, love it. (Even without the green!)

  2. You and your GREEN!! Briony this quilt is beautiful! I am glad you didnt put green in it. :)