Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Look What...

..Santa brought me...a quilting calendar. I've had scrapbooking calendars, cardmaking calendars and origami calendars and always had good intentions of using the pages... did I? no. So this time I'm determined to use it. This is the first full quilt pattern but I just couldn't resist tinkering.


I resized the blocks....


and chose the most odd colours ever!... I'm not keen on this colour combo but decided to treat it as an excercise in discipline and use it anyway .....

and it was hard work, I've learned a few things from this quilt.
Don't use fabrics you don't like
The more seams there are the bigger the possibility your pieces won't match up
Take more time to think things through
Do a little at a time.

I do like the star block so all is not lost!

10 comments:

Alix said...

wow that looks like a lot of work!! not my favourite colour combo either...but it works...and the stars are pretty! :0)

Chicken Licken said...

Oh wow, that does look extremely complicated!!

Sue said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again....you have more patience than me:)
I like that colour combo you used, it works for me!

Angelnorth said...

Good lessons all! I think it looks great, fabulous pattern!

Rachelxx said...

T%hat is a lot of work but a lovely outcome :-)

Glitter Monkey said...

It works for me too - would look lovely in a "French" vintage themed room. Amazing work Effie.

Kath said...

I like the colour combination too. I think it works. Love the star square.

Sue said...

What a great idea, a quilting calendar. I'm sure you'll crack. Love the star quilt.

Sid said...

Great stuff !!

Kaowyn said...

Wow, amazing work. Well done you for finishing. My quilt remains half way through at present.