Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Skills

I have been a long time admirer of this quilt.
And I have been watching with envy this little baby growing on Cabbage Quilt's Blog
I have little patience for paper piecing but Cathy's quilt was so tantalizing that I kept thinking about it.
On a visit to Amitie,  Judy assured me that if I was very careful and accurate with my templates there was no reason why I shouldn't be able to run this up on a machine.
Here is how it is going.

Not all the joins are perfect and it is still a massive amount of work but it's moving along nicely. I am not sure if I am crazy about the colours. They are just being added from whatever I have in my stash.
Anyway I have learned lots, particularly that where there is a will, there is a way. The friendly unpicker has had a good workout, in fact I think it is blunt and I need a new one.


  1. It's coming along beautifully! It must be so much fun watching it grow.

  2. I've admired Cathy's quilt as well and put it on the list of "Quilt to make one day"! I don't think I would dare to piece it on the machine though but you are doing a fantastic job. How much bigger will it get and how big are the squares? Well done!

  3. Ooh-eee... that's some fancy machine work there, Mrs! The finished effect will be amazing.

  4. Oh it's looking fabulous Melissa, hats off to you for doing this on the machine! Do you have a favourite round yet? It's just so eye catching. Thanks for the linky love too. xo

  5. Wow! This is definitely worth the work. It'll be fun to see your progress. Really beautiful!


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