Tuesday, 17 July 2012

BQS 3 - A start...

I entered the Brit Quilt Swap Round 3 a little while ago. The details are to make a mini quilt, no bigger than 24" square. I have been thinking what to make for my partner, looking at her blog site, checking her Flickr photos and generally playing with options. Pretty early on I decided that my partner liked bright colours but in my little stash I really didn't have too much that fitted the bill. I therefore placed an order with Backstitch. Alice was very helpful in matching one of the klona bundles with a lucky rainbow bundle.

These are the gorgeous fabrics that dropped through my letterbox.
Fabric from Backstitch
I wanted to use a skill that I had acquired at the FQ Retreat and so I have decided to make a porthole the central feature of my mini quilt.
A porthole
I am now deciding on the next stage of my design... watch this space!

Di xo

13 comments:

  1. The portholes are looking fabulous!

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  2. Going well so far and I hope you're enjoying playing with that lovely new fabric!

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  3. Great bundles! Looking forward to seeing it.

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  4. Oh Di your porthole looks awesome!!! Great centre fussy cut!! Next step? Can't wait to see what that will be :)

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  5. This looks amazing Di - so fab that your are using a newly acquired skill. Now, wonder what's coming next?

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  6. Love the fabrics and the porthole idea!

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  7. I love the colours you have gone with and portholes are a fantastic idea

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  8. Di I love your bright colours! A lot like the lovely happy colours Kelly sent for her Bumble Bee July block. Love your portholes - I still have to try out this technique - it looks addictive!

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  9. This is a fab port hole - I must have a go at this technique x

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  10. I will be - great progress so far!

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  11. gorgeous fabrics there!! I had that Klona brights bundle too it is awesome! can't wait to see what you make! x

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  12. Gorgeous fabrics and those colours are sublime.
    I can't wait to see how this ends up.
    xxxx

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  13. Oh I love the porthole part! Those fabrics are gorgeous x

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