Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Zippity doo Dah

Between my two lovely friends Kat and Kelly, I received in the mail two charm packs of zippity doo dah fabric designed by Sandy Gervais from Moda.

Using the disappearing 9 patch method as shown here disappearing 9 patch tutorial by p.s. i quilt, I made a gorgeous throw for the winter months. This is the first real quilt I have attempted and thus started my love for patchwork quilting.

I laid out all the squares out. Having 5 light 4 dark, or vice versa

I sewed 9 squares together

Chopped and twisted them around like so

A pile of squares after chopping

Then the fun began - laying them all out and trying to get the right colours in the right places.

Sewed them together - voila!

I had to use one extra square of material as there weren't quite enough from the 2 charm packs, but it worked out well and as you'll see below came together as I used it in the border.
I love the quilting design Dawn used. The flowers and the butterfly suited the design perfectly
 I had so much fun with this. I love piecing the quilt together - working out where the colours go best.