Saturday, 28 March 2020

Lockdown - an excuse to quilt

In Australia, we are not in total lockdown, except if you have just arrived in the country or have landed from a cruise ship. However, everyone is being as careful as they can and not go out. So.….

What do we do? WE QUILT!!!!

I really wanted to finish a rainbow pinwheel quilt, but since the move I haven't been able to find it, so I had to start something new (to tell the truth I have started 3 new things, but we will get to that later.
Bright colours with little houses one patch modern quilt
Although I have loads of fabrics, I wanted to start with my scraps as they were overflowing out of the tidy scrap drawers that I had stored them in. I try to cut any scraps into 2 1/2" strips, so that I can easily make things from them.

I pinned a quilt using Pinterest with little houses on it, and thought it was cute.It was a one patch quilt with the houses interlocking, upside down and right side up. The ones that I saw were in low volume fabrics, but I think it would work better in bright colours. I like making cot quilts, they make nice gifts and don't take too long to make.

I didn't have a pattern, this means that I have to make one.  It is really easy, I will include a tutorial on how to draw up a template for the single house patch.

Let me know what you think of my first row of little houses.

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