Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Brit Quilt Swap 3 - the plan

The partner assignments for the Brit Quilt Swap 3 came out a little while ago and I've been busy cogitating and deliberating (read 'panicking') about what to make my lovely partner.

It's taken a while, but I do have a plan...

The bottom draft gives the better impression of what I'm aiming for.  It looks a little patriotic here but that's accidental as the red and blue were the best sharpened pencils in my pot when I was doodling.  So ignoring these particular colours, this is what I'm hoping to be able to pull off for my partner (with fingers crossed that it'll fit the bill).

Just to check if this was going to be even remotely attainable for me, I made a test block.  Again, ignore the colour of the fabrics.  Given my partners preferences I don't think these will appeal,
so the real thing will be different.

I'm pleased with how the hexagonal block turned out for my first effort and I really enjoyed making it.  I would like to see more of them in a future project for me (way, way in the future at this rate).  Though if I do make many more I'll be investing in an equilateral triangle ruler.  I was like some kind of crazy twisting bug trying to figure out which way to angle my big 6" x 24" ruler correctly at the 60 degree mark!  It's all new to me, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it by the time I make all those little triangles for the real job!

So, that's the BQS3 plan - suddenly feel even more nervous about this as I prepare to hit the publish button on this post!


  1. Ooh very clever and rather lovely. I rather think that you are not making for me.....what a shame (for me). Di x

  2. Don't be nervous it looks great! I feel your pain with the ruler and the 60 degree angles, I've been cutting diamonds this afternoon with my oversized ruler, not fun!

  3. Love your design and test block. It's a lot more real now! Jxo

  4. Looking good - I to am playing with the 60 degree angle on my BQS quilt

  5. great design, looking forward to seeing more

  6. it looks great... you can do it ... just stop panicing ..and sew!

  7. That looks so Detailed! Well done x

  8. Great block! I think it is going to look so good and your partner should be thrilled.

  9. Brilliant! Love pieced hexies!!


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