It’s new quilt project time

It’s new quilt project time

So a while back I stopped over at Mid Mod Quilt Bee and came across this post which gave me some inspiration to start a new quilt. I fell in love with the simplicity of it and really wanted to try something similar. While I love the colours that are on the drawing, they weren’t quite what I wanted.

So I set to work on a design for my quilt, and this is what I came up with:

One very rough design

Basic colour scheme

Hopefully you get the idea from that. It’s pretty rough at this stage, I’m still working out what all my measurements are going to be and I want to finish up the colouring of the whole quilt. But basically, because I want something that’s fairly neutral for both my partner and myself, that matches the lounge suite, I’m going to go with some dusky pinks, grey blues and mocha chocolates for the sashing and backgrounds.

The overall plan and my calculations

So after doing some measuring up, I thought I should test out my measurements with some scraps and see if I actually worked it out correctly – which I did, except for the long piece, which I didn’t measure correctly when cutting it out. Instead of 11.5″ I cut out 12.5″ and couldn’t for the life of me work out why it was too long. Silly me.

Trial all cut out and placed up

And voila. One test piece sewn up. I really have to work on trying to keep the material from pulling, because as you can tell, it’s now a little lopsided instead of being square. GRRR. But practice makes perfect, so I will get it right in the end. Now to find myself just the right fabric to make the quilt out of and to measure up the rest of the blocks.

The test sewn up

So on another note, today was weigh in day and I have to say that it’s been a bad couple of weeks with lots of sickness, friends visiting and staying with us and general non excitement, non motivated time. Needless to say, I put on weight *sigh* So now I have 1.8kg (OMG YES) to lose. My aim is to get to 90kg by Christmas time, so I guess I better get my (big) butt back to the gym. Tommorrow!!!

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