23 January 2014

Goodnight Irene Sew-Along

My short attention span has struck again.

Something I've been trying to do over the last couple of years is use up a lot of the fabrics in my stash.  Often when a quilt top is finished, it doesn't feel like I've used very much fabric at all.  The first Floral Bouquet in a variety of Fig Tree fabrics is one example and so is "Tone it Down", the APQ Quilt-Along Quilt - even though I used about 77 different Fig Tree fabrics, there's still an awful lot left over.

I've had a pack of Timeless Treasures Pink Lemonade Treat Strips along with backing, binding and border fabric in my cupboard for a couple of years.  While browsing through some blogs the last few days, I came across the Goodnight Irene Sew-Along and thought these blocks would look pretty in Pink Lemonade.  I needed to make a couple of test blocks.


I've never used Batiks and find that although these feel different to the cottons I'm used to working with, they sew up and press beautifully.


Also found out that the blocks go together easier if the seams are pressed open.  Because I want to make quite a large quilt, I will be using the fabric I bought for borders in the "X" blocks - there is just enough fabric in the strips to make the required number of blocks.  The way the quilt is set out a border is made with the white and contrast fabrics.  I have no idea what the white fabric is - it was a 3m piece in my background fabrics box.  It feels finer than Moda Bella Solid and is a bit milkier white than the White Kona Solid I have.

My curiosity was satisfied and I did some more of Floral Bouquet 2 in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" while watching the tennis.

15 comments:

imquilternity said...

Wow! That is going to be one gorgeous quilt! Can't wait to see more of it in progress.

Karen said...

Very pretty colors. It will be a awesome quilt.

Jeanna said...

Lovely fabric choices Lynda. Can't wait to follow your progress...this is a fun sew-along!

Hilachas said...

Those colors will be beautiful in this quilt.

Sheila said...

What a beautiful collection of batiks. This is going to be a great quilt.

Shirley said...

Those colours are mouthwatering. Love it. What a great one to join in with.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

these are so pretty Lynda x

shez said...

Love the colours Lynda,well done.xx

shez said...

Love the colours Lynda,well done.xx

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

I love all of the fabrics and colours you're using. It's going to look gorgeous.

Michelle said...

Pretty colors!

Terry said...

Your blocks look wonderful! This is going to be an amazing quilt! :0)

marina said...

busy girl!
the blocks look great in the Batiks, pretty colours.
The batiks do have a different feel to them, I agree they sew and press beautifully.

Maryse said...

Looks lovely!

Sheila said...

Great blocks , love the Colors !

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