08 September 2017

New Quilt Group, New Project ...

My quilting mojo is back with a bang! My head is swimming with ideas for new patterns and quilts I want to make, after so many months it is a good feeling 😃

I have finished the appliqué on my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt and now just need to decide on colours for the pieced border (this could take some time!)

I have joined a new quilt group - The Queen Bee Quilters which meet weekly on a Thursday morning, several of my friends who worked on the Magna Carta Quilts with me are members, and I am looking forward to sewing with  them again.  I decided that a new group needed a new project 🤣

Last year I subscribed to a BOM for the Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses quilt


EPP in Liberty fabrics, I loved the fabrics so much that I appropriated some of them for my Happy Days Quilt!


Which left me with a pile of 1" square and elongated hexagon papers - what to do with them? As usual I knew I wanted to make some kind of version of Lucy's quilt but with a twist. Then I stumbled across this modern version 'Lucy's Terrace' by Jodi from Tales of Cloth where she has taken the blocks and set them on point.


I love it! Jodi has very generously shared her pattern for free, you can get it HERE

Her version uses 1 1/4" pieces and I have 1" so I may have to adjust things as I go, but it is a start. I also wanted to explore making a low volume (low contrast) quilt, something I have never done.  I have bought some new fabrics just for this quilt 😃 Jodi also does a lot of fussy cutting, so I bought 1/2m of some so I could do the same



I have decided to make most of the blocks very low volume, with the greys, mint, pale blues etc and use the coral fabrics for the setting squares. I am not sure if it will work but it is fun trying! I have cut the first few blocks.





9 comments:

  1. glad to hear you have your quilting mojo back!! Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses is such a great quilt - I loved making my scrappy version a few years ago- looking forward to following you along your journey

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  2. You certainly sound thoroughly re-energised and "in the zone"!

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  3. Your fussy cutting is so fun. This is going to be a sweet quilt.

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  4. Great to see all that enthusiasm, loove all your projects , the low volume looks lovely.

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  5. Oh wow, I just love Lucy's Terrace!!! Thanks for the link, too tempting 😆 How funny to discover Jodie a fellow Aussie quilter from a Scottish person living in England ;) Looking forward to watching your low volume version grow.

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  6. So so gorgeous!!! I love what you are doing -- colors and everything, just wonderful!

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  7. Wow, your quilting mojo is back, isn't it!! Looks like you are going to have so much fun over the next little while!

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  9. This fussy cutting set is awesome!!

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