The leaves are turning, the wind is blowing, the nights are getting darker earlier and earlier – time to make quilts! This one is called Autumnal Roses – I found the roses print a long time ago and couldn’t resist it. Finally I have got around to using it, having found another few fabrics to go with it.
The pattern is now available on the website, or from Craftsy (soon), and comes with step-by-step photos as well. Sometimes I remember I have a camera! This is a small quilt, wallhanging or large table topper as it measures 42 inches square. It’s quite easy to make and suitable for confident beginners and beyond – you need to be able to turn squares on point by adding triangles, but its very simple, just follow the instructions and photos.
I quilted this one in the ditch – which I often do as I like the patchwork and am not so keen on the quilting. But there were an awful lot of short ditches, very few opportunities for long straight lines and a considerable amount of turning the quilt while under the machine. None of which was difficult, just time consuming. If I make another I will try free-machining instead as being (possibly) less hassle.
I played around in Electric Quilt and, as you can see, with a change of print this could be a design for all seasons.
Springtime Daffodils … or
Summer Roses … or … even
. . . a Christmas one.