A finish: Pancakes quilt

If you think I’ve not been posting much lately, it’s because I’ve been busy! I took Friday off work to give some serious hours this weekend to my two simultaneous quilt projects going on and I finished one of them! This is Pancakes (though you’ve possibly seen me overgram the stages on Instagram)…!


I am over my curve phobia! That’s one of my five 2015 goals sorted, nearly two in one actually.


I pieced blocks and then cut them into curves and pieced again. It’s going into the Quilt and Stitch Village show as one of my three entries (two down, one to go), but there are some badly matched seams, etc…


But I think the brilliant mitres on the binding make up for that, most definitely. These are the best corners I have ever done. This could spell the end for my preferred faced edges now I know I can do it…

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The quilting was marked on with washable felt tips again and then I washed and dried it last night after putting the last stitches in the binding and adding a label that my machine was reluctant to stitch out (and even after four attempts still looks pants).


Just got a sleeve to add, but it’s most definitely a finish at this stage, oh yes, this counts.


Thanks to OH for being my strategic rock positioning person 😉

Size – 54” wide x 66″ long
Number of blocks – 20
Time to make– about 22 hours
Fabric – Priory Square by Katy Jones and Kona Papaya and a Makower Spectrum dark grey, plus Art Gallery solid border in whatever they call the co-ordinating pink to Priory Square.
Backing Fabric – Feathered Friends by Wendy Slotboom at £2 a yard from Fabric Guild plus an odd bit of Amy Butler I wanted rid of anyway to make up the deficit.
Binding Fabric – Ann Kelle metallic grid print.
Threads – Pieced with Coats Moon, quilted with grey Moon for the motifs, King Tut Variegated in the stippling and stitch in the ditch, and a fuchsia Mettler thread I received in a swap that was perfect for the border. The bobbin had a standard Coats blue cotton in it throughout.
Batting – 80/20 Soft and Elegant
Quilting- Walking foot criss cross borders and stitch in the ditch, stippling in the papaya backed blocks and homemade template motifs in the circles. About 8 hours worth of quilting and bobbin winding….


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