Friday, 29 March 2013

Starting Grandma's 80th quilt ...

Dear niece (who loves all my work!) has asked me to make a quilt for her partner's Grandma who's celebrating her 80th birthday party with family in May ... so I have a few weeks then!

'Greens and creams' was the only stipulation. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we 'Facetimed' last week so that Hannah could choose a fabric from my stash as a starter.

During the week, I visited my LQS and here are my purchases:

More off-white than cream but it'll work (fingers crossed!) The green is a Robert Kaufman and the florals (which I love!) are from Tanya Whelan's 'Delilah' range. Not sure who's the white is (it's mine now!) but it's got cute little flowers embossed on it.  Yesterday, I trawled through hundreds of google images for '4-fabric blocks' and I've decided to go with stars and here is the first one:

I've made them a bit bigger than usual - the individual units are 5 1/2" before sewing - so a 3 x 3 layout should give me a 60" x 60" finish. I'm also going to mix the colours up a bit so in the next block, I will swap the green and white over ... I know, I'm such a daredevil, aren't I???


  1. Very pretty! Grandma will love it for sure!

  2. Very pretty fabrics! You can't go wrong with stars.

  3. Very nice! Is there an easy way to calculate what size to cut the squares and what size to do the squares which become triangles? I've been thinking about a similar design for a 50th birthday quilt - also in May so really need to get on with it!

  4. Lovely of you to do this. I am sure it will be treasured


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