Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The beginning of Harry's quilt

My niece and nephew (not siblings!) had cushions last year to celebrate their births, and it was really their pending arrival that got me into craft again. Their 1st birthdays aren't until August and November respectively, but I've started on their presents. Harry is younger, but I'm starting his first as it's easier and it's always good to have the practice! I have already bought the fabric for Amelia's though... not that I have a fabric addiction...

Both quilts are based on patterns in Elizabeth Hartman's book The Practical Guide to Patchwork - Harry's is based on the Small Plates pattern, although it's going to turn into a bit more of an I-Spy Quilt.

These are the first six blocks:

There are two of each of these, and there will also be the same number of blocks with a coloured centre block the same as the sashing, and a white border.

The solids are from a bundle at Backstitch and the patterned centres are from all over the place!

Hopefully it'll be finished by November, it's taken me ages so far to do 6 blocks....


  1. They look great. I was just thinking today that I wanted to look for some fabric for an I spy quilt.

  2. I love that pattern, your blocks look great, looking forward to seeing the quilts progress.

  3. Looking good! I love the contrasts you have going on between block centres and borders. Also, fun prints! :-)



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