Friday 3 June 2011

Five A Day

You may remember this quilt

which was a birthday present for a friend, Katie, in the village.  She has asked me to make one for her Mother-in-Law, the same but a bit funkier

We emailed back and forth, chatting about designs, colours and fabrics, and ended up with the same design (sort of woven rail fence) but using some fab Farmer John's Market Stall fabrics that I got last year, with black borders.  Funnily enough, it was the design I had planned for these fabrics, and I am L.O.V.I.N.G how it's looking so far.

I cut the fruit and veg fabrics into 5 inch strips, width of fabric, and the black at 2.5" x width of fabric.  It will be slightly bigger flimsy than Katie's, but will still be applied to an Ikea fleece, so the final size will be the same.  All the black strips have been stitched on, and the blocks have been cut to size and arranged, and they have now been pinned in columns, waiting for the time to stitch them

Don't panic Katie - (they look a bit wobbly, but once they are stitched they will lay flat!)
I had real spacial awareness issues with the triangular cut blocks, but I got there in the end without any seam ripping.  I hope you agree the name of Five A Day is appropriate!


  1. That is so fun, the kids would go mad for that! And far healthier than the wine quilt!!

  2. You have a skill that I am in awe of! Have a great weekend!

  3. Hi Benta! Beautiful quilts and so delicious! Your story about washing the magazine sounds bad - I hope after several washings the cloths will be Teje

  4. Clever name!!! Makes me hungry, lol.

  5. Hi Benta! Wow, wow, wow! I love it and it is far better than I pictured. I know that Sally will love it too. You are such a start and I can not wait to see the end result.

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

    Katie xxxx

  6. The other Anonymous, this one being your Mum! I love the 'fruit and veg' - looks really bright and colourful. LOL xxx

  7. I think your 2 quilts are great. It makes me want to make one like that. I am working on a small rail fence square quilt, and enjoyed sewing the pieces quickly. I need to do the sandwich, etc...
    I really like the effect of the dark and light, the weaving. Bravo.


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