Thursday, 20 January 2011

A gift we can keep...

Well I have taken a bit of a break from blogging since the advent blog but more out of necessity rather than choice. One commission completed during the first week of January was not to be blogged about at the request of the client so there was nothing to share that week. Once that was out of the way I started on Paul's quilt - at last... a gift we can keep in the house! I have collecting fabrics for this one for ages. I wanted to do a wonky log cabin in black and whites - and this is the work in progress.

Each square trims to 12 inches and the finished piece is going to be 6 squares by 5 squares - so big for a lap quilt. But he wants to be able to bundle up in it so who am I to argue!

Here are some close ups of some of the squares. I chose the turquoise centre - Paul wanted a dark blue but I thought it would get lost and so over ruled him! When he asked 'whatever happened to the customer always being right', I pointed out that the designer knows best! Well I let him chose the zigzag layout!


So all 30 squares are completed, they just need to be stitched together, basted and quilted! Easy peasy!

4 comments:

  1. I love this! and yes, the designer knows best. The turquoise is perfect.

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  2. Log Cabin is my favourite and yours is looking lovely.

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  3. This is so eye catching. Love the fabrics you chose and that blue center- pop pop!!

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  4. Gorgeous! I love the black and white with the pop of turquoise!

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