Saturday, 6 February 2016

Quilting Update (2)

Since posting about my unfinished quilting projects the other week, I have made quite a bit of progress on the Christmas quilt. In fact, I've finished it.

Due to my tendency to procrastinate when I've got something important to do (that darned tax return again!), I knuckled down and finished this project.  It's not perfect and there are a few puckers here and there, but I'm happy enough with it.

As it is only for our own personal use whilst watching TV, I'm not too worried about it being too polished. I enjoy the fact it looks hand made and that you can see that time and love has been put into it.

As you can see from the above photo, quite a bit of work has gone into hand piecing each of the large diamonds together from smaller diamonds.

This project has definitely been a good exercise in making something from seemingly unusable scraps of fabric.  From this point of view, it is an interesting example of what you can actually make from really quite small offcuts, that might otherwise just get thrown away.

Here's the quilted quilt as it is now.  The binding (pinned on here) has subsequently been sewn on by hand and I am finally able to use it at last.

I'm now concentrating on another project that I forgot to mention in my previous post, another small scrap quilting project that I started a year or so ago, namely my tiny hexy quilt project.

Once again, this was a project where I wanted to use up some small fabric scraps rather than throw them away. I love the effect of sewing the tiny hexies together, they are just so cute.

I'm not sure at this stage what I'm actually making this into, I'm thinking perhaps a bed/table runner, as I don't want to make it too big, due to the fact that there is an awful lot of work involved in making it into a large project.  It is gradually growing in size, as I've taken to doing a bit of work on it recently, whilst watching TV.

It's a bit random in it's design, but the process is quite therapeutic. Here's a picture of where I'm at with it at the moment. I left the coaster in the picture so you could get an idea of it's actual size.  You can see that there is lots more to do to make it into anything usable.

I'll post again when I've made significant progress.


  1. Heck, they are tiny. I would have difficulty seeing the stitches if I worked one of these.

    1. I'm trying to get it done while I still can.

  2. Nice work, love your fabric choices. Good luck on the other one, I think I'd go blind working on it.

    1. I need to do it now while my eyesight is still okay, but it is gradually deteriorating with age.

  3. Very nicely done!! I really must start to use all those scraps of fabric in my stash. Hopefully down the road a piece (after two other quilts are done and the jacket) I can pull them out and make something useful.

    God bless.

    1. Good luck with using up your scraps. I always find it very satisfying to make something with them, more so than making something with big pieces sometimes.