Monday, 10 March 2014

Progress on My Liberty Quilt

The first 4 x 4 block stitched together and pressed.

Very pleased that I am finally making progress on the Liberty quilt. I have worked on it quite a lot this week This is the first of 4 x 4 blocks stitched together. There will be eight 4 x 4 blocks and two 3 x 4.  I really don't know what size the quilt will be when it's finished, but it doesn't matter as it will either be a throw for the sitting room (for watching telly) or a wall hanging if I think it's good enough.

This pattern just looks simple.  However,  every square and every strip has to be trimmed so it is exactly even.  I am usually in a hurry to finish things, but not this time.  I will do it properly. After all the work that has gone into it, I don't want this quilt to go wonky and anyway, I'm enjoying doing it.

This is a close up view of the wrong side.

I have laid out all the quilt pieces on a double bed, alternating darker triangles with lighter ones.  At the moment, it looks quite good. I'm wondering if I can quilt it in strips.  I  have a fairly basic sewing machine and and think it would be best to keep the quilting simple. I am planning to go with the pattern and stitch in the ditches.  If anyone reading this has a suggestion, let me know. 

A side-on view of the squares all laid out and ready to be stitched together.

I've finished a block and have four more strips ready, but it's a lovely day in London and I want to get outside.  Can't waste the sunshine that we have waited so long for.  Off to Cannizaro House to look at the flower beds. Will continue sewing later.  My goal is to finish this quilt by Easter. Watch this space.

1 comment:

  1. wow what a great quilt. Love your cake from your former post