Sunshine quilt

Sunshine quilt

Sunday, 26 January 2014

My first quilt from my own design

 I have finally found time and confidence to design a quilt from scratch. It has been in my head for some time and the idea came together from two lovely and quite different fabric collections I acquired. One was a gift and the other was a purchase I couldn't resist.

It's not finished, but I have done enough to show you and see what you think.

Ooops - sorry about bag waiting to go to compost heap underneath!

There is still room for improvement in my photography (and it was a very windy day but I was desperate for outdoor light) but I hope you can get an idea of what it looks like. I bought five half meters of Sakura Park fabric from Moda and framed 5.5 inch squares of it with strips from a pre-cut Bali Pops Breakers.

Here is a close up.

I'm really pleased with how it has turned out so far. Since these pictures I have put on a 6 inch border in blue batik fabric and am just working on a pieced border of 2.5 inch squares alternating between plain blue and the patterned fabric

I am enjoying the designing so much I shall definitely try designing again. I am wondering how to quilt this - perhaps something grid like to go with the very square style pattern - or something more free motion? It's only a relatively small quilt so either would be possible. I'd love to hear you suggestions.


  1. Haha I was about to comment on the plastic bag!! I really like this-the contrast of the blue against the pink and greens is lovely. I would vote for more free motion quilting as I think the design is quite linear so a more flowing quilting pattern might provide more interest?

  2. Yay you! It's looking great.

  3. What a great start! Congratulations on your first quil design. Looks like you did a great job!

  4. What a creative design, Judy! It looks great and I can just picture what it looks like with those borders you described. Can't wait to see it finished!


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