Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Highlight Quilt Started....

I love school holidays! No school runs which means uninterupted sewing! The girls are happy playing outside building fairy houses around the birdbath and watching Madagascar 2, the latest movie on high rotation in our house. I love watching that movie too, definitely lacking on the cracking, my friend.

What better holiday activity can one think of than to sew a queen sized quilt for ones bed! I only have two other WIP's for our bed, lets start another? This one is nice and easy...

So I have spent a day cutting up Amy...... into rectangles and squares.... and then added a strip of homespun to make each of the blocks. The pattern I'm using is this one here, its called Highlight. I'll call it that too, till a better name strikes me.

Then rearranging it lots of times, I wasn't liking how the dark blue grey strip was saying look at me, look at me so much. I decided too, to add an extra block to the sides, so it will drap down more on the side of our bed.

And here is the top nearly finished! Its massive, 76 inches square and I still have a border to add! I'm definately getting this one professionally quilted.

12 comments:

Cass said...

Nice Helen, very nice

Trisha said...

So pretty, love those fabrics.

AJ said...

Cool Helen!! I like it! very different in colours to your other 'big' bed quilts!

Kelly said...

That looks fantastic!

Donna said...

This is awesome, Helen. Nice to know someone else feels it's okay to send the big ones off to the big boys for quilting. (Term "boys" used loosely!) Great job!

Little Munchkins said...

School holidays has ended for us :(

That quilt looks amazing. Love the colours....can't wait to see it finished.

Emma said...

Wow, that's some result to show for your efforts today!

Janet Hartje said...

Very fun colors. thanks for sharing this.

Maggi said...

Lovely! And I am coincidentally making a queen-size quilt using Amy Butler Lotus fabrics and her brick pattern that I have tweaked. Only done the cutting so far . . .

ivyarts said...

It's lovely. And you can never have too many projects going.

Zarina said...

This is a grand idea. I too have three or is it four Amy's bundles. Storing this for future inspiration (still have many quilts to be made as gifts).

Anonymous said...

I'm olga from ARGENTINA. GREAT JOB. BEAUTIFUL THOSE FABRIC. YOU CAN SHOW TUTORIAL, PLEASE. CONGRATULATION