Wednesday, 18 October 2017

AMH Quilt in Progress

Under the watchful gaze of Meeka, sewing has commenced on my AMH quilt - I really need to think of a name for it.  (I mentioned that to my kids, and Mr J, being the funny guy suggested Jenny - there's always one in a family).

I had a minor disaster the other evening, I came home to find that my design sheet had  fallen off the wall, the pins had come out and all my carefully placed blocks had fallen everywhere. Luckily Meeka was outside, so I couldn't blame her.  Yes I had a photo of them all laid out in my previous post, but I had reshuffled a lot since then, and not taken another photo.  Sigh!

I laid it out on the floor this time, put them back into a semblance of order and then labelled and clipped the rows together ready for sewing.  Hopefully I have the colours fairly evenly spread out, every time I look at it I want to change things.  Since taking this WIP photo, I notice I have the same fabric in two colour ways next to each other - guess I need to decide if it really bothers me and unpick and replace it,  or just keep sewing and finish it.


  1. Meeka is such a beautiful cat and oh - so - sweet - and - innocent to think you would even consider blaming her if she was around! She is like my Simon.the Saint...NOT!
    Looking fabulous. But you have some binding to attend to very soon.

  2. Lovely Meeka!
    I think your colors are even, trying to get too perfect can make a person
    dizzy. Ask me how I know!
    I agree, it looks fabulous.

  3. I just love this quilt! It has given me inspiration when I hit a loss of mojo for a couple of weeks. I just couldn't think what project to work on and nothing was getting me excited. Then I remembered this quilt and I started cutting squares from some favourite fabrics and some that complimented them and then I cut up some solids for sashing, I did an alternate colour for corner stones. I'm making it into a cushion cover, but I really can't thank you enough for the inspiration! The on point setting really spoke to me. I've even started a secondary project with my solid scraps as leader and enders!

    1. Nothing worse than losing your 'sewjo" glad this has inspired you.

  4. I had to search to find it so you are probably ok :) This quilt makes me want to copy it!

  5. Always love to see sweet Meeka! Your AMH quilt looks fabulous. If the blocks with the same fabric/different colour bother you I would change them. I know I would ;-)

  6. Oh Mr J's sense of humour - just the sort of thing my family would say!! Sometimes I spend so long rearranging blocks and then I find I've still done a 'double-up' or something, too! This is looking fabulous!

  7. Your AMH is looking fabulous! I guess you need to balance out the niggle in seeing the two fabrics together against the ten minutes it will take you to unpick one and replace it with another. I know what I’d do, but I’m a bit of a perfectionist. If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well!

  8. This is looking wonderful! The fabrics all mix up so well together. I guess I'd probably do a quick unpick too, it'll only take a couple of minutes!

  9. Beautiful kitty and beautiful work. Sorry about the design sheet.


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