Wednesday, January 2, 2013

WIP Wednesday....I'm Quilting - Again.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I'm back again with a WORK IN PROGRESS and linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

It's now possibly very close to being official that I may just be possibly hooked on quilting?  Given I started my third quilt this week, I think I have an addiction....

I bought a layer cake of Kate Spain's Good Fortune months ago, with the aim of making my youngest daughter a quilt.  Since buying it, I have made a couple of others, as well as being very busy with Ms Midge, so the "lull" that is post Christmas has spurred me in to action.

I mentioned in a quilting group I am part of that I was looking for a good layer cake pattern.  One of the lovely members, Carol, gave me the link to her blog and a great tutorial HERE.  She has called it the 1 + 2 = Easy Quilt Pattern, and I must say - she is spot on!  The blocks came together really quickly, and despite my obviously wonky rotary cutting skills, before I knew it, I had reasonably straight rows and then a complete quilt top!  I think the whole thing has taken me maybe four hours from start to finish?

I went to Lincraft on Friday when they had 30% off, and got a lovely big quilt sized piece of bamboo batting!  And now the hard part is deciding how to back it and bind it?  Ms Chloe is OBSESSED with purple, so I'm leaning towards one of the brighter/bolder purple prints for the binding, but not quite sold on the backing yet.

I'm away on holidays with the family at Green's Beach, just outside of Launceston this week, so will be happy to get any suggestions from you all!


  1. Totally addicted! Lol :) enjoy your holiday! If she loves. Purple I would go for a dark purple binding but I'm thinking grey back with some piecing to tie it to the front. But that might be because that's hat I'm doing now lol

  2. It's gorgeous. I have made this pattern before too, so quick and easy. Just letting you know that Samelia's Mum is Anorina's blog, not Carol's :)

  3. lovely! I think purple binding would be perfect! I am stopping by from the WIP hop, I would love to have you come by and see what I have been up to :)

  4. What a great way to showcase that gorgeous fabric! Thank you for posting the link to the tutorial.

  5. Love the colors- thanks for the link to the tutorial - I always need a cute fast quilt!

  6. I just love this fabric. In fact, I made a very similar quilt. You can check out my binding to get an idea how that looks. I really ended up liking it!

  7. purple - go the dark purple - purple would look great - I LOVE purple hehehe - Have a great holiday :)

  8. Another vote for a darker purple binding! As for the back, I don't know -- how often will it be seen? If it will be seen, maybe something with a column of blocks separating the backing fabric? That of course depends on whether you have any more blocks to be made...


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