Tuesday, 23 March 2010

A need for speed

Just occasionally it would seem most quilters are struck with a desire to create (& finish!) something (anything!) in a hurry. This urge left my Mum in its wake recently. This is the result:
She used one layer cake of a new Moda range, 'Make Life' by Sweetwater. She cut an equivalent number of 10" squares from a red backing fabric. These were layered wrong sides together with a 8.5" square of cotton wadding in between. She free-motion quilted the squares together with a stipple stitch. Then she joined all the squares with a 0.75" seam allowance.
The seams were clipped every 0.5" or so on the right side and the quilt bound in red. The quilt was unceremoniously flung in the washing machine and then the clothes dryer to fluff it up.
The result? A very cuddly, textural lap quilt ... in a hurry, just in time to warm Mum's knees for the approaching winter.

15 comments:

  1. Love it. Can understand the need for a quick quilt now and then.

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  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Handcraft category today [23 Mar 10:16am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  3. Oh Ros, it's beautiful. I've just finished a denim one for a travel rug and I've got flannel fabric to make another one. Love them so much.
    Love the spot where you've taken the photos too. Great Spot (we've visited there once)

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  4. I adore it! Theses types of quilts are so fun. Thanks for sharing your Mum's creation!

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  5. Love the ragquilts.. have one and its the softest and most snuggly quilt .... but sadly the most worn to...
    Enjoy it...

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  6. It cam out so cute!! It looks warm and cozy. ~karen

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  7. LOVE the quilt!! Simple and easy gets the job done, for sure! But, one question...Layer Cakes come with 40, 10" squares. If I did the math correctly, your Mum's quilt shows 48 squares used. Did she just buy some extra fabric and cut her own 10' squares? Great idea!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. Very pretty! What a fun and cozy quilt.

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  9. This is so sweet. Gotta love a quick and easy idea with a great looking outcome!

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  10. Very cute! Can't go wrong with Make Life now can you. :D

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  11. My motto;
    A fast quilt is good quilt!!

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  12. I love quick projects from time to time too, just to feel like I can finish something. The quilt looks very cuddly, great job.

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  13. I love it so much - I don't understand a bit about how she made it but it is so gorgeous I am going to have a try! :D

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  14. That is just gorgeous - I want to stroke it!

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  15. Gorgeous. I want this quilt!

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