Sunday, 3 February 2019

Quilting - it's fun!

Hello friends

I finally got back to my sewing machine to create my third quilting block,
this one is called Churn Dash.
It's one of the Hayley West designs and available from Hochanda.
I deliberately left this one to last as I thought it was going to be tricky
but I was wrong. Once I grasped that it is just a series of triangles 
and rectangles and as long as you position them correctly it's super easy.

I also figured out the exact 1/4" sewing line on my machine and that made a big 
difference.  My machine is very old but still works perfectly and 
I now feel guilty for thinking about buying a new one!

The little iron and pad I purchased is invaluable.

Placing and deciding the rectangles and triangles.
I actually think I should have had the outer triangle/squares
the other way around but hey ho, I quite like this different design! 

All stitched, some very minor misalignment but, as Hayley says,
the quilting police will not call! 

The finished panel with border strips. So much easier than I anticipated
and a joy to make.  I think I could get quite hooked on quilting.

Check out Hayley's designs on the Hochanda website and
she has just launched a further three panels
along with panels where you can create your own fabric designs,
clever stuff.

Take care friends.

12 comments: said...

Morning Christine.
Thank you, your quilting patches look lovely.
I hope you are not too snowed in.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Christine
You seem to be enjoying Quilting soon be one on the Bed!
Take Care
Love Marg

hazel young said...

Lovely quilting square Christine, I am glad you are enjoying something for yourself xx Hazel

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Your quilting looks fabulous but also complicated, is there nothing you can’t turn your hand to 🙂
I’m of to a craft fair this morning in Thetford, stocking up with things I don’t really need but I won’t tell my husband that.
Have a lovely day
Chris xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Glad you’re well enough to be able to enjoy your new hobby now-project looks great.


Ann said...

Hi Christine

I think that your block looks fabulous so pleased that your feeling better.

Hoping to make a lap quilt this year well it is one of my aims!!!!!

I keep buying fabric dies and of course fabric (Nice to look at and stroke)

well this year I am going to try...…………….

Luv n hugs Annxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine
You seem to be enjoying your quilting

Littlelamb said...

Love this Christine. Glad you are enjoying quilting. My foil plates arrived yesterday. Thank you.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Christine Just back from Thetford. Not many stands there but a lovely drive in the sunshine. I think you'd better look out for a show for a new cabin as now you are starting quilting your fabric stash will grow and grow so you'll need the room!! xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Wow !! this panel is stunning, by the time you have finished you will know all the patterns for quilting, it looks stunning, and the neutral colourway is stunning too. Well done you !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

You are doing so well Christine, Well done .
Elaine H X

karenlotty said...

This is gorgeous
Quilting is something I really want to try My sewing machine stares at me in my craft room and says “ when are you going to use me? Are you ever going to use me?” I have some fabric- just not the time at mo

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