Friday, 28 August 2015

Christmas Lattice Quilt. Part 5.

I feel I am progressing quite well. I sewed all the squares into 13 rows of 12. Then I sewed each row together to form the quilt top. Here is this step in process. The bottom two rows haven’t been sewn together but the top section has.


Here are all the rows sewn together. I also sewed a border of the same red fabric I used for the lattices.


This photograph gives a closer view of part of the quilt.


My next step is to sew a second border to the quilt. I have chosen a quite muted golden fabric which I bought to make applique stars. I did only have one fat quarter though so have sent for three more. I like it as it isn’t too jazzy but picks out the golds in the quilt top. I’ll take a photo of that once the borders are on.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Christmas Lattice Quilt. Part 4.

Now all the blocks are made up (with varying degrees of success….though I’ll cross that bridge when I’m sewing them up). Today I put them in the order I want to sew them together. This is how I started:


It took a while as I was doing other things at the same time. Also as I kept changing the blocks about to get a patteren I liked. It is 12 rows by 13:


I then gathered up the blocks row keeping the far left hand side block on the top and labelling them A, B C etc.

I have some left over so I’m going to do a matching cushion. Or a placemat. Or something with them.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Christmas Lattice Quilt. Part 3

I’ve remembered to record the time I spend on this quilt and so far it has been nearly 6 hours. I’m three quarters of the way through making the lattice blocks. I do this by sewing 2 triangles to a red strip.


I checked Jenny Doan’s video again and she says she sewed them up 12 by 13 so I’ll see if that works for me. I did spoil one square though so I’m one down at this point. If I’m some short I’m thinking about putting in red squares maybe with an appliqued star.


Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Christmas Lattice Quilt: Part 2

I'm starting my Christmas Lattice Quilt in the hope it will be complete by Christmas 2015! The design I'm using is straight from Jenny Doan at the Missouri Star Quilt Co. and here is the link:
I'm taking it direct from the video with no messing about as it's a lovely, simple design that I should be able to make up quickly.
An additional extra to this quilt project will be I am going to attempt to record how many hours it takes me. I want to start to get an idea of the time they take. Hopefully I will remember to do this!

My first step was to rewatch Jenny's video and make a note of the steps/instructions.
I am using the charm packs in the Christmas Lattice Quilt: Part 1 post below. I think they are glorious. I also purchased some lovely red fabric from High Street Quilting  which I have pre-washed and ironed (I didn't wash the charm squares so we'll see how that goes).
I transcribed the instructions from the video and will use these as the step by step for each post.

So the first step is to cut all the charm squares on the diagonal so I have triangles. Then cut the red fabric into 1 and a half inch by 8 inch strips.

The next step is to sew 2 triangles to each side of a strip.

It was a bit tricksy as Jenny advises pressing the strip and the triangle so the have a fold at the halfway mark then using that to match them up when sewing. Watch her video as she explains it much better than me. This is repeated till all the blocks are made.