Begun in 2012 as a Block-of-the-month by Gay Bomers of Sentimental Stitches and finished in 2021, this quilt taught me almost all I know about quilting!
Last year, my Just Takes 2 Quilt (pattern by Gay Bomers of Sentimental Stitches) finally got quilted, nearly ten years after I began it!
Tina Katwal of The Square Inch did a fabulous job and the quilting is nothing short of exquisite! Here is a gallery of some of my favourite blocks! I included some pictures of the back; zoom in to see the quilting.
The colours so remind me of the monsoon evenings at home in India, with the red of the sunset playing hide and seek with the charcoal grey, water-laden clouds! The original, incidentally, is in red and white. Here is the full quilt!
Such a sense of achievement finishing an UFO! What have you been doing-creating more UFOs or finishing up the projects in hand?
It finishes at 72″ X 90″ – it shall definitely need borders! And since I have run out of the grey printed background fabric, will have to make do with grey solid. Everything is going into cold storage now – I have a son getting married in exactly two months’ time 🙂
I must add a picture of what inspired the colours of my quilt – a sunset in the monsoons!
TodayI cut and pieced 3 blocks of my Just takes 2 quilt! I shall assemble them tomorrow. They are all paper foundation pieced and came up fast…
These cute aeroplane blocks shall also have some applique add-ons.
Here is the third – the bear’s paw block !
I shall do the back basting for an appliqué block later, if I feel like it!
What is terrifying me is the thought that I may be running out of the background fabric. I had bought 5 and a half metres from a store in Jodhpur exactly a year ago and neither I nor the cousin with whom I bought it remember which! So anyone who comes across this fabric, please buy me 3 metres 🙂 That shall take care of the borders too!
And this – it was foundation pieced! I did the y-seams by hand. Probably need to rip the bottom right corner, and re-sew it! The pieces were already cut and yet it took more than four hours to construct! I am tired 😦 And I hate paper foundation piecing – keep getting confused how the next piece will be sewed on! Next time, shall English paper piece. Equally accurate and less taxing on my ageing brain.
Decided to clean the blocks of stray threads and iron them when I am ready to join them!