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Patches!, originally uploaded by Annaelizc.

A long overdue quilt update!

Since making a plan for my quilt I have progressed a lot better and now have some ‘flowers’ to show you.

I have been concentrating mainly on the blues, but did a couple of red ones as well.

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Finally a plan, originally uploaded by Annaelizc.

Finally I decided to make a plan for my quilt, colour not exact but I know what it means!
Black = Chocolate Brown
Blue = Various different Blues
Green = Lime & Sage Greens (Various Patterns)
Pink = Various Red Patterns

I used hexagon graph paper downloaded from here

Now I have a plan I realise that I don’t need anywhere near as much of each fabric as I originally thought!

My plan now is to make up the flowers first them add all the chocolate patches when I make it all up.

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Last night I decided to get some patches made up of 3 seperate fabrics so I could start to get an idea of what this quilt is going to look like. I only managed 20 patches (had a lot of competitions to enter – but thats for my LJ not here! also running out of hexagons!) but it was enough for 3 flowers, I’m not definitely decided that the finished quilt will be set out in flowers like this, possibly a large diamond surrounded by flowers, need to plan everything yet. But here it is!

More quilt progress by you.

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Those Hexagons are starting to become ever so addictive once I start I can’t stop! Here is my latest pile from the last few days.

Hexagon addiction! by you.

*Colour update* Am now including reds in my quilt as my mum bought me some GORGEOUS fabric (the blue one with flowers)  and I found some red/green gingham I just had to use as well!

More Fabric by you.

Both fabrics fit in with my ‘recycled’ challenge, the flower fabric was (well still is until I cut it up) a nightdress and the gingham was a cushion cover, I used the rest of it to make cushion covers for the childrens room last year:

Recycled fabric Cushion Covers by you.

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I am in the very slow progress of making a patchwork quilt. Well….actually two of them. The first is my ‘Christmas’ quilt. It has no connection to Christmas other than I think it would be really ‘Christmassy’ to cuddle up under a handmade quilt and watch Chritmas films on Christmas eve! The second is my ‘baby – memories’ quilt which is going to be made up of all bits of fabric from the childrens blankets, bedcovers, clothes etc a kind of memory box quilt.

Anyway I am currently going to start working on the ‘Christmas’ quilt again now as it is on my Mission 101 list and at the moment I don’t feel like 2.5yrs is long enough to do it so need to get my self into gear!

I do not have any pics I can show you yet of my progress as it is slow and all jumbled up at the moment, I can however share the fabric with you! I have also set myself the challenge of this being a ‘Recycled’ quilt, therefore no new fabric allowed! Everything I use will have either been given to me or purchased from charity shops/car boots or been something else before (i.e pillow cases, clothes etc).

It is going to be blues/yellows/greens

Fabric....... by you.

 

I also have a box full of 8cm Hexagons which took me forever to cut out but should hopefully last me a while, I used junk mail and old catalogue/magazine covers to make them – continuing the recycled theme!!

8cm Hexagon Templates by you.

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