As it was my first quilting project I chose to use pre-cut Moda solid colour charm packs which I purchased from Ray Stitch in Islington alongside a metre and a half of lovely 100% organic and Fairtrade cotton for extra patches and the backing fabric. I also got just over a metre of organic cotton quilting batting too (£7.50).
I selected two sizes the Moda Solid Colour charm pack 5" and the 2.5" (£10 and £3.50). I used two and a half packs of the 5" and three packs of the 2.5" patches for my final design.
|Selecting the colour palette. The charm-pack comes with the full rainbow spectrum so I omitted the reds, oranges and whites|
|First variation with a colour blend from Purple to green. I didn't think it had balance|
|This next version appears to be a random selection with greens, purples and all shades in-between placed with dark, mid and lighter shades distributed more evenly|
|Without the little patches I felt it looked a bit too plain!|
|Final order safety pinned ready for quilting.|
|Quilted with vertical lines running alongside the patches and a line in the centre (that runs through the middle of the little patches too). Green bias-binding has been pinned ready for sewing - think I am going to hand stitch it in place?|
|Close up of the patches and my slightly wonky quilting!|
|The final quilt. I am hand-sewing the binding. It may take some time!|
What have you been sewing recently?
Have you started any Christmas gifts?
Or some super selfish sewing?