Friday, 30 November 2018

Return of the Quilting Sewjo


 My Inspiration - image from here

Whilst browsing some of favourite quilt blogs the other day, I came across this wonderful scrappy quilt, made by Jolene of Blue Elephant Stitches.  I have long admired her quilts, and her use of colour, but this one just spoke to me.  That night when I got home I drafted a block pattern and made a test block.

I am going to attempt to follow Jolene's guide lines using  only dark and low volumes for the centres and then medium coloured fabrics for the outer pieces.  My blocks are 8" square unfinished, I think hers are a lot smaller. 

This afternoon, I cut, sewed and pressed and have ended up with a nice little collection of blocks. So far it's looking very soft and feminine, and I'm having fun finding pieces of fabric that I don't normally fit my preferred quilting aesthetic these days.  I don't know how big this quilt will end up, but I am thinking it may be a nice quilt for a little girl.

Here's to a weekend of sewing.


  1. I also 'pinned' this quilt and also added it to my list for 2019! It's certainly a versatile block which could be made in a variety of sizes!

  2. Beautiful blocks Julie, they will make a wonderful quilt.

  3. Yes, definitely a quilt for a little girl but also for an older girl - in fact this one appeals to me!!

  4. Beautiful, Julie! Hope you had a great weekend.

  5. Return of the 'Quilting Sewjo' ! I like that.
    Great choice, I'm going to find that quilt and get it pinned.
    Good reference.

  6. A wonderful start Julie! This quilt appealed to me too, just off to cut up a few 2" strips now....


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