Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Family 21st and a Quilt in a Hurry

My niece Izzy has just had her 21st and I needed to make a quilt in a hurry.  I had been unable to get into my sewing room for a couple of months after I broke my ankle.  Mr S was very good at bringing my sewing machine and current projects upstairs and I took over the dining room.  But without access to my full stash I was not feeling inspired to start something new.

With only 3 weeks until the party, I needed something that was quick and with a modern aesthetic.  A google search led me to the Vast quilt from Jeni Baker's Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle.  Just what I needed!  

This quilt fits nicely on a queen size bed.  I used Essex Yarn Dyed Chambray, Lotta Jansdotter's Lemmikki Marja in Pewter, Savannah X-Marks Citrine, Big Sky Dot in StoneDear Stella Hearts in BalticFirelight Many Moons in Navy from Cotton and Steel and a fabric that was already in my stash.  I used the Matilda's Own Wool/Poly Batting, it has a little more loft than 100% cotton batting so the quilting stands out a bit more.

I used an old napkin from my Mum's embroidered cloths for the label for sentimental reasons, so something of my Mum's (Izzy's Granny) went into her quilt.