Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Final Week: Finishing The Little Joys Quilt

It's final week of the Fat Quarter Shop Little Joys quilt along, the 'Present' or 'Season of Giving' block.   and I managed to get my sashing done and plan exactly how to finish this project off.

The finishing instructions are here.  I am going to make the quilt top into a fabric cloth for work.  I run music classes for children from 0-4 years and come December, I will be well into my Christmas themed classes and there is much covering up/revealing of items so this project will be perfect for that.  

The green and white print (top left) is the backing and I will sew the top and backing together- maybe just using the grid formed by the sashing, just enough stitching to hold the layers.  The I plan to make prairie points for the edge in the red dotty print: Penny has a great tutorial on this.  I also wanted to bring in pink print that I wanted to show more of so this will form a binding strip between the prairie points and the cream fabric- I also plan on rounding the corners.  This video shows the effect I am hoping for.  Thank you to Daniar, Kimberly and the other staff at The Fat Quarter Shop for providing me with a kit and for offering a rather charming and quick to make pattern, designed by Elea Lutz who also designed the cute prints. I now have to get this done, just so I can feel extraordinarily well prepared for December!

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  1. I have the "brown" version of this book - is there a difference between this newer version and the older one?

    1. Hi Melodee, for the Farmer's Wife 1930s Quilt-along you will need the new 1930s book which has just come out. If you look on the quilt along page there is a picture of it. The brown cover is from the 1920s book from a few years back which has a different set of blocks and does not have foundation paper piecing.

  2. very christmassy! it reminds me of hello kitty for some reason! maybe the colours :)


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