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I have been wanting to try an Amish inspired quilt for a long time. I just love the use of vibrant colours against the black. A little while ago I was scrolling through Pinterest when I came across Amish quilt front
I was determined to make one of these but wasn’t sure how it would be so, I decided it was time to try a miniature quilt. I visited a shop in Mt Waverley called Somerset Patchwork and they had some lovely Emma Louise Fabric so I purchased 1/2 metre of each fabric. Initially I was thinking I would make an Amish bar but decided I preferred this style more. I really wanted a different colour rather than producing an almost replica quilt. So I purchased 1/2 metre of Tangerine Emma Louise Fabric from Oz quilts one of my favourite online stores.
Then came the tough nutting out of making this miniature so armed with a pencil and a ruler I began to draw the design and workout the cutting measurements. This was then all placed away in a box ready for cutting. On hindsight I should have cut it out then and there as I would have remembered what was cutting size and what was my finished size. Yesterday I cut this out and went to my sewing group only to find out some of it I had cut to big so I needed to cut some of the fabric down and I needed my thinking brain in action. Fortunately I needed to cut it down and not add any.
I proceeded to sew and work on it and came home and finished it last night. I was so delighted that I placed this photo on facebook.
When I received a lovely message from a dear quilting friend who had noticed I had made a mistake, I ask you to look for it, even leave me a comment if you like. So this morning I set out and fixed the mistake.
Now for the backing I checked my fabric and I will make a backing in the style of an Amish or Welsh bar quilt, with the leftover fabrics from the front.
Plan for tomorrow it to baste the quilt after I have place my design on and start my hand quilting. Be sure to look out for coming posts on the quilting. This is certainly going to be a fun project. I am calling this quilt “Gelato”
Until next time have fun and enjoy life,
Well what a lot of fun I had entering the Pantone Colour of the year quilt challenge hosted by http://www.play-crafts.com/blog/ and http://thewindyside.blogspot.com.au
winners were announced and although I didn’t win I had enormous fun and challenged myself in the best use of the colour.
I would like to thank Origami Star and Cross for allowing the use of this block in this competition.
For this quilt the following fabrics were used:-
Kona Bay 2013 design shade 09
VIP Cranston Print Works ?Could Village 1 2011
VIP Cranston Snakeskin purple 2010
I had one very huge week completing this top for the competition, since last week lots has been happening and I will reveal new projects very soon, but if you would like to take a look at a few things check out the comings and goings over at Wehago Designs a few blocks for my new quilt
Anyway until next time
My quilt is 72″ x 45 “
What a delight to find out the challenge was of fabric already waiting to be made into a quilt top. I am glad http://thewindyside.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/2014-pantone-quilt-challenge-radiant.html gave the chance to make my quilt top
Thank you to Marcia Hohn from quilters cache for allowing me to use her http://www.quilterscache.com/O/OriganmiStarandCrossBlock.html
Here is my submission for quilt top only
thanking you Wendy Gontier