Juliette's quilt - Part I

January 12, 2013

After some teething issues, Juliette is finally in her big girl bed.  Which means I need to get cracking with her quilt.  I started it a while back but it has been on the back burner for the last couple of months.  I wanted to get back to the true roots of patchwork with this quilt by making something to keep my girl warm from scraps I already had.  So far, I have only spent about $20 on the quilt.  Most of the fabrics come from my stash with some generous donations from my sister Jules.

I wanted a soft, feminine quilt so have chosen pastel florals, solids and prints.  I am not being fussy with placement (apart from alternating each square with the cherry and cream floral).  The pieces are approx. 10cm squared.  I have estimated that I will be sewing approximately 540 squares together!  Sounds like a marathon but I have got an efficient little system of sewing worked out.  I sew pairs one after another on the machine, then snip threads and join two pairs together to make quadruples.  Then I piece the quadruples together to make strips.  

I like that I can use special little favourite pieces and some pieces with a bit of history.

I am starting to wonder what I will do when I have no more quilts to make??

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  1. Hi Suz,
    I nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. You can see the post here: http://sisforsewing.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/the-liebster-blog-award/

    Have a lovely day, Ana Sofia

  2. I am about to do the same task very soon. I have collected all my vintage fabric, now I just have to start cutting. My little one is about to go into her big bed soon too, so I wanted to make a new quilt for her.
    I love all the fabrics you have used, cant wait to see the finished product.

  3. This is going to be so pretty! Love this type of quilt - always something special about them, I think!


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