Quilt in the Making
Fleur's quilt

Fleur's quilt is now completed. The binding has been hand stitched  on the back and the Callicvol Quilts label attached.

Fleur's birth date is visible on the bottom right square.

Date: 06 August 2012

Quilting is completed. The double-fold binding is stitched to the front , then turned to the back and handstitched.

Date: 03 August 2012

Quilted in-the-ditch between the squares and free-motion quilting round all the animals for further enhancement. Parallel quilting in the wide borders.

Date: 01 August 2012

The quilt top , wadding and backing are layered together and pinned in preparation for quilting.

Date: 30 July 2012

Plain yellow borders are added.

Date: 28 July 2012

Horizontal rows are sewn together to make the quilt top.

Date: 27 July 2012

Squares are joined to make horizontal rows.

Date: 26 July 2012

Now it's time to lay out the plain and animal squares to decide on a pleasing arrangement of colours and shapes.

Date: 25 July 2012

Squares of pastel yellows, lilacs and pinks are now cut ready for the next step - the layout of the quilt top.

Date: 24 July 2012

The animal shapes are now stitched to the background squares using a decorative blanket stitch.

Date: 23 July 2012

The animal shapes are ironed onto colourful fabrics , cut out and then ironed onto white squares. 

Date: 20 July 2012

Animal shapes of the required size are traced onto Bondaweb/ Steam a Seam or similar. Thirty needed.

Date: 19 July 2012

All the fabrics to be used in the quilt are 100% cotton and are washed  for shrinkage and colour run befoe use. The white which will be used for the alternate squares is washed also.

Date: 18 July 2012

Fleur's quilt is to be a patchwork of coloured pastel squares alternated with white squares onto which animal shapes are appliqued.

A selection of fabrics in pinks, yellows and lilacs have been chosen for the coloured squares.

Date: 16 July 2012

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