Sunday, 7 August 2011

Afternoon bliss

What else to do on a saturday afternoon, other than to join forces with 3 wonderful women and help one create a quilt for a friend....

Nicole wants to surprise a friend with a quilt, so some time ago, we created a very simple pattern on EQ6.  Nicole then bought a gorgeous layer cake of the Bliss range by Bonnie and Camille for Moda, so we rejigged the measurements of the blocks to ensure a more economical use of the fabric. 

It took a couple of hours to decide on the prints to use in both the pieced and plain blocks and where they were to be used - and another couple of hours to decide on the layout!!  During this time we also decided it was too busy if we used all the prints everywhere, so we introduced a vanilla solid to rest the eyes.  Once we were all happy, (and having 2 of us with very random styles and 2 with a greater love for symmetry, no wonder it took so long!!) ) it was cut, sew, iron, cut, sew, iron and by the end of our session, we had completed all the pieced blocks - Nicole just had to go home and stitch them together.
sew, sew

We did a fabulous job ladies!!

the completed layout
 To top the day off, a couple of us joined another friend to help celebrate her birthday - happy birthday Sharon - we had a great night.

1 comment:

  1. I love bliss and that quilt is looking fabulous!


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