Sunday, 28 August 2011

A little bit of progress

I've begun to quilt my Strawberry Patch Quilt. I started by echoing around the anvil blocks with I think really helps to accentuate the pattern. 

I think it needs something in the centre of the blocks to finish it off. Otherwise there's a clear 9" across the middle without quilting which I think is a little too much. I bought this stencil from The Fat Quarters but I'm struggling to quilt it.

It's only 3" big so the curves are very tight and I can't seem to get them right. I'll have another couple of tries before I give up. This week I've also completed a long over due task. I made these two cuties for my twin nieces for Christmas 2009.

 Last year they were given back to me in desperate need of some TLC. I've patched them up and they're ready for round two. I didn't want the twins' big sister to feel left out when I gave them back so I made her a little friend too.

He's from the latest Tilda book and I think he turned out super cute. I hope they last a little longer this time!


  1. If your stencil is too small, try enlarging it on a copier - then just sew on the lines of the paper without thread to make holes and use a pouncer to mark through the paper-holes. It may be easier to follow a larger motif.

  2. The quilt is looking great. As for the Tilda characters - they are so charming aren't they? I have all the books - though am yet to make one of the characters.

  3. Oooh I LOVE the sewing around the shapes. It looks stunning and really does accentuate the pattern. How much more do you have to go???