Saturday, November 11, 2006


Here are my 'Antique Cutie' blocks and sashing all laid out and ready to sew together. Sorry the pics are so dark - don't know what happened there, I'm sure the flash went off but I bought myself a new camera to go to Florence with and I'm still getting used to it - I'll try to take some outside when I've finished the top. I think I've worked out why I found this quilt top so hard to work on - because I know exactly what it's going to look like when it's finished. With other quilts I have used patterns like Strip Twist from Bonnie's fabulous Quiltville or using triangles as in Margaret Rolfe and Judy Hooworth's Spectacular Scraps. Using these patterns is really exciting, because you don't quite know how it's going to turn out in the end - the fun is in mixing up all of the scraps and seeing what comes out, or deciding what you are going to do next as you go along, as Hedgehog is doing with her beautiful medallion quilt that she is currently working on. With mine, although the florals are different from those used in the pattern in the book, it makes little difference because the overall look is very similar. That said, the pattern is very pretty, and I like the 30's feel it has to it, although I haven't used any reproduction fabrics.

And hey, at least I'm working out what makes me tick!

9 comments:

joyce said...

WHat a beautiful quilt and I just love the sashing you have done for it.

anne bebbington said...

What a really pretty quilt Fiona - lovely, really lovely :o)

Angie said...

Oh Fiona, that quilt is gorgeous! I just love it!! For several years I've been pondering starting one similar to that so that I will always have handwork around but just never started. Your's is wonderful!

Libby said...

A cutie, indeed. It turned out lovely.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Fiona, just gorgeous. I bet you're just thrilled to it. It really does look very 30's, it's amazing you haven't used any repro's in there!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Pam's Creative Mind said...

oooohhhhh I really like this...and yes, it does give you that 30's feel, the colors are wonderful, this is turning out very nicely.

YankeeQuilter said...

The colors are great...love the sashing!
Siobhan

Judy said...

The quilt look sfabulous!! I love the colors and the design!

Patti said...

This many not be scrappy enough for you - but it looks very beautiful nevertheless. I love the colors and the bright, airy look. The nine patches and three-strip sashings really set off the blocks nicely.