I've now been quilting for three and a half years. This blog is my personal quilting diary, that charts my progress (and occasional regression) from the start. I use it so I can look back at my past projects...and hopefully see my skills improve!

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Part 2 of the Di Ford Mystery Quilt Finished

I just finished Part 2 of the Mystery quilt. It wasn't all plain sailing.  The first border I sewed was too long, so I carefully unpicked all of the little squares and triangles, remeasured everything drew the seam allowances on the back of the appliqued circle squares and resewed.  Perfect!  I guess my quarter inch isn't as accurate as I thought it was!  Some of the circles aren't dead centre, so I may take them off and reapplique them.

I really love the little touches in this quilt.  The little hexagons in the corner of the border are adorable.  That Di Ford is a great quilt designer!

I have just found and joined two really great Facebook groups - one for those making the Mystery quilt and one for those making quilts from Di Ford's Primarily Quilts book.  I no longer feel alone!


I've also started quilting my oriental quilt.  I'm using a Superior gold metallic thread.


I really wish I had more time to play and learn FMQ.  I really enjoy it, but I MUST improve my setup.  My sewing machine is higher than I would like and it reduces how well I can see what I'm doing ...and it makes my shoulders ache.

Only 10 days until our holiday - 14 nights cruising the Mediterranean - can't wait!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Sue both your projects are stunning. I like how those wee cycles have come up in the border, I love circles and seem to manage to add them in most of my quilts LOL. Your oriental quilt is looking quiet stunning. Cheers Genda

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    1. Thank you Glenda! The circles were much easier once I got hold of the Perfect Circles! One of the ladies at my patchwork group suggested doing some sort of fans on the oriental quilt. I found some examples of Sashiko fans on the Internet and adapted them to my project.

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  2. Great quilting and love your appliqué quilt and those circles are terrific.
    Bunny

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