Shine Bright – My final finish for 2015, plus Project 48


It’s quilted and bound (and has been for about a week but I haven’t had the opportunity for photos until today)! Here is Shine Bright in all its glory! Now I guess I need to finish the pattern writing and get my first Quilt Workout pattern out there.


While I was taking photos, this guy was directly in front of me thinking he was having his photo taken. Maybe he has his photo taken too often, such a poser.

This quilt was done with a pantograph, started by me but finished by Penny (see this post). I really enjoyed the quilting, possibly more than the piecing part!

That’s a finish along finish!

Size – 60″ x 60″
Number of blocks – 45 of various shapes and sizes.
Time to make – Not sure how long the quilting took after I left it so lets just count the piecing – 18 hours.
Fabric – Best Day Ever FQ bundle by April Rosenthal for Moda, plus Kona Pomegranate.
Backing Fabric – Hummingbirds by Hillberg- £2 a yard in Fabric Guild!
Binding Fabric – Yellow print that I’ve had stashed for a while.
Threads – Coats throughout
Batting – 80/20 Soft and Elegant.
Quilting- Flowery pantograph on Gamill.

Linking up to the FAL Party…

2015 Finish-Along


Crystal from Raspberry Spool (and Sewvivor alumni like myself) and Linden from Vine Lines Quilting have been working hard to create a year-long sew-along sampler quilt with loads of other quilt bloggers – like me!

Project 48 delivers four 9” blocks each month on a different theme – two traditional and two modern style blocks so you can choose to make tradition or modern or a hybrid of both. The series will be offered free of charge in 2016 to all those who sign up.

Each week, subscribers will receive an email with the instructions to the block and information on the guest contributors – I’m doing a traditional appliqué block in September, Jo Avery is doing the modern variation. Linden and Crystal make the other two blocks in a month.

Membership to Project 48 is free! Go here to sign up!


Back tomorrow with a special gift…

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