Monday, August 15, 2011

The House of Blues

Granny B and I have been working on a quilt for Mr B & my bed. I had great fun picking the fabric and then on we started. Granny B is an expert quilter having made quite a few before now. It's been fun working on a project together (albeit very slowly with us both working plus a novice thrown in to the mix).

The colour doesnt show up quite so well in the photos but I adore the red and blue floral fabric. It gives the quilt a really vintage feel (which I love) and the red is more of a rust colour. We are currently in the process of trying to pick another fabric to add into the mix - either with a bit more brown or more rust. We've done 7 squares so far and have another 5 or so to go before we can piece it together into the top.

I wish I could say that this has left me addicted to quilting but it's too fiddly for me. I'm not really a hand stitcher I think. Next time I will try something a bit more patchworky and not as detailed. But it has fed the crafty bug inside me and got me started on a few different projects which I'll post another day.


  1. Wow! That is fantastic. I am sticking to squares or mixed rectangles for my patterns... though seen as I am yet to finish my first patchwork quilt, there may not be too many more! Love the colours...

  2. Wow, it looks fantastic! The red and blue floral is gorgeous on closer inspection...I agree that quilting is addictive. Once you've tried it, there's no going back:)