Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Making a Mandolin Block

Towards the end of November, Jodi @ Tales of Cloth told us she had 200 free sets of papers for people to make her Mandolin Quilt block, which is her 2018 Quilt Club Project. 

I didn't want to commit to a full year of making this quilt, I still have my Ice Cream Soda quilt to finish, and I have my sights on another EPP project too.  How ever I thought thought that one block would make quite a fun pillow.  The idea being that I would make it in the same fabrics I used in the pillows I am making for my bedroom.    Funny how ideas change.

Using a fussy cut from Alison Glass Diving Board Collection for the centre hexi, the rest of the fabrics (all from my stash too) seemed to fall in place, after much dithering and seeking advice from friends and family over previous selections. 

Now it is just the pale grey squares and ditsy floral diamonds to be stitched on to this piece, before I can applique it to a background fabric.

I should be finishing my other pillows, but my sewing room has been too hot over the past couple of weeks, so I am quite enjoying this hand sewing project I can do outside in the evenings.


  1. She's so pretty in the center there with all the fussy cutting. Love the birds in the diamonds, too.

  2. That's such a pretty shade of green isn't it Julie? Is it chartreuse, do you think! I was looking for this colour in my stash today, but I didn't have any. It might be time to go shopping, now that I am sewing again!

  3. Sorry I missed this post! This looks fabulous! Will you join Jodi's BOM for this?


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