Thursday, October 25, 2007

WIP Thursday - Week 42 - the start of Mrs K's quilt!

Doesn't quite have the same ring to it, WIP Thursday does it? Oh well, I am more scared by the week it is, this year has zoomed by, only 2 months to Christmas! I treated myself to an early Christmas present this week and brought the above book "Q is for Quilt" (just picked up half a metre of the yummy dotty fabric too! I am such a sucker for the same print on different colourways!!). This has some stunning patterns in it, I have photographed my two favourites below. Have seen the wonky house done before but this one is just so cool! The pattern that really grabbed my eye was "Red Mountains", its incredible! So I have decided that this is the pattern I'm going to use for Mrs K's quilt.



It was hard to start cutting up those charming Charm's! Something so nice about them all veing together is a pile. I drew a line from corner to corner and then sewed 1/4th an inch each side and then cut on the line to make the squares. I have 80 in total so maybe 8 rows across by 10??

5 comments:

Cascade Lily said...

That book looks like lots of fun Helen! If you like the effect of lots of HSTs you should check out 'The it's okay to sit on my quilt book' - it's got bundles of ideas for triangles - it's amazing to me how effective they can be!

sammyjo said...

I like the first pattern its really grovey and please could you tell me where you got the dotty fabric from please

AJ said...

I'm Back!!!! LOVE those houses!!! Might be something we can do for a swap quilt...a house for each persons quilt in their colours?? Just thinking out loud...
Can't wait to see those charm squares joined together!

Helen in the UK said...

I have that book and LOVE it!! Love their house block and all the quilts shown in the gallery that use the house with other blocks from the book. Look forward to seeing your HSTs turn into a quilt - they are so versatile :)

Helen said...

Lily - Thanks for the addition to my quilt book Xmas list! LOL

SammyJo - There is a real life, yes not a internet shop over here in Perth called Textile Traders, fabric came from there. :)

AJ - House swap! I like that idea!

Helen - Same lovely name! Same lovely book! Kindred spirit!!