Sunday, 12 April 2015

Bloggy holiday.

I thought I would take a a little bloggy holiday.  I haven't been idle though.  I have started making a quilt.  I have so much fabric I need to use it!    

I haven't quite finished my quilt, and I will show you when it is completed.  This blog post will make me finish it now.  I am also hoping to write out the instructions on how I made this quilt too

using just the equipment you see above.  As you see there isn't a special plastic template and there isn't a special cutting wheel, and now I can hear sharp in-takes of breath and seething through gritted teeth from all you hardened quilt-makers but when this particular quilt pattern first came into being 

sourced from internet
I'm sure the immigrant German lady's only used a pen ruler and scissors and their "special"  Dresden plate in the 1930's.  I will show you all in my next post.  


  1. Interesting post, I have just got a rotary cutter which makes cutting out much easier, can't wait to see your work.

  2. I hope you enjoyed your bloggy holiday Julie! I have never attempted to make a quilt before. Yours looks really interesting and I look forward to seeing the finished result! x

  3. There's nothing like blogging about something to spur you on to finish, this looks as thought it's going to be lovely

  4. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt, Julie.

  5. I'm new to the quilting learning so will look forward to your learning post.

  6. Looking forward to seeing your quilt Julie...Hope you have a great week!
    Susan x

  7. That quilt looks complicated already!

  8. Your picture at the top looks so beautiful, Julie! I am like you and have always used the simplest of tools for quilting though I have been experimenting more in recent times with some new gadgets! I am really looking forward to seeing your quilt when it is finished :)
    Helen xox

  9. I'm intrigued to see how your quilt develops :)


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