Friday 20 March 2015

Finished at last

In September 2012 I started work on a quilt that appeared as a block of the week at Grandmother's Choice . The blog is written by Barbara Brackman and the theme was celebrating 'Votes for Women' There were 49 blocks in total for the quilt and over the weeks I got horribly behind. I also found some of the blocks really difficult to piece. In fact I'm amazed that I stuck with it and finally finished the quilt and gave it to my older daughter Kathryn.

I chose to make the quilt using the colours of the Women's Social and Political Union in the UK - green white and purple.  The blocks I found difficult included this one. It finished a little squiffy but I'm so impressed I made it

The bottom two blocks in this photo also caused several problems, especially the circular one (yes the one join is off).

Unfortunately I was unable to take the quilt outside to get a good photo. I would have loved to have left it on my bed but I had promised it to Kathryn.

I had fun with the quilting. On a lot of the blocks I quilted in the ditch around the pieces. I love the 'puff' effect that you get as a result. The sashing has a leaf trail along it and on the white cornerstones I quilted a daisy. The border was a large meander. As the quilt is large my shoulders and back were aching by the time I'd finished.

I bound the quilt with the same purple fabric as the sashing. I love the effect you get looking at the rolled quilt.

A while back I made a large tote bag with the intention of it being a gift bag for the quilt. Kathryn was very pleased with both her quilt and the bag.

It was great to have finished this quilt but I now feel like there's something missing. Never mind I still have other UFO's to work on and I need to get on with quilting Richard's quilt.

I'm linking this post with Link a Finish Friday at Richard and Tanya Quilts and Thank Goodness it's a Friday Finish

Wishing you all a happy weekend.



  1. The quilt is fantastic. I love the colours. I'm planning to crochet a lap blanket in these colours soon. I like the way you sewed the heart onto the bag at an angle...a nice design touch.

  2. Your quilt and the bag turned out great!