Saturday, 29 March 2014

Another Cat Out The Bag

I was so excited to show you the Man Quilt yesterday that I forgot to mention that I have a second project in Issue 7 of Love Patchwork & Quilting. I made a cushion in two of my favourite colours.

Once again, the photo is 'borrowed' from the magazine.

This pattern was a result of me wanting to inject a little of an ombre effect into the traditional 'x'&'+' block. I had been mulling it over for a while and  I requested it as my bee blocks for February which was my month in Stitch Tease. Having the blocks used as a cushion for the magazine was a major bonus.

My bee mates have been so wonderful as they have all made their blocks but they kept quiet about it, fully understanding that I couldn't go public about the block until the magazine had been published. Meanwhile, blocks have been arriving and I have a nice stack built up.


All the blocks are here except Annabella's, and hers are made. She is using the courier skills of her mother to take them from Marrakech back here to the UK, and I will receive them soon. I've had absolutely no time to work on this project so there was definitely no need for them to get here any sooner.

I made some extra blocks, and have one more to go. With Annabella's and this last block from me the quilt will measure 5 blocks by 6 blocks and measure up at 50" x 60". I am trying to decide whether I will add a border or not. This is what the blocks look like all together right now.


A big thank you to all my Stitch Tease friends for keeping quiet all this time and for making such beautiful blocks.

Susan

38 comments:

  1. just flicked through the magazine .. and saw you! well done x LOVE this magazine xxx

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  2. Hi Susan! Looks fantastic! I love the pillow and the photo! Quilt with orange and blue is going to be beautiful! So great colours and I like the block. x Teje

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  3. Also beautiful! I only flicked through my magazine so far so hadn't seen this. Great twist on this block.

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  4. Beautiful! Love those colours!!!

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  5. Your blocks are sooo beautiful!

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  6. Sorry, I forgot to say congratulations on your recent publications too!

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  7. Wowed, that is beautiful! Stunning pattern, Susan. You should be very proud.
    E xx

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  8. Those colours are to die for! Reminds me of Moroccan tiles! Jxo

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  9. This is a beautiful effect, I especially love it in the quilt.

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  10. I love these blocks! And great colors :) must've been hard to keep it a secret!

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  11. Well done Susan, for the feature, the quilt and the pillow! That is quite something!.

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  12. The cushion is amazing, but the quilt even more so. I love the colours!

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  13. I like the orange and blue combo. That block is really nice.

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  14. Any more cats in there, you know, before I call the RSPCA ;o)

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  15. On a roll! :o). Don't put a plain border on it, it has real impact without it, although you could add in blocks that somehow made a continuation of the pattern or colours?!

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  16. It's all been said before I came and saw this gorgeousness... no plain border anyway, I don't think it would suit it, but if you want it bigger, go for more ombre effects, maybe.

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  17. You vision for this has come to a beautiful creation

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  18. Wonderful - and I still have no idea which are mine!

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  19. Congratulations and you are going to have a very pretty quilt!

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  20. Absolute stunner. The design is SO interesting and the colors just fab. Gorgeous, S.

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  21. I am constantly amazed by colour combinations in quiltblogland and this is another one!
    Gorgeous cushion and quilt x

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  22. Love them all, and really love the colorway!

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  23. It's going to be the most gorgeous quilt Susan!

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  24. Wow, you and your gorgeous blocks are such stars at the moment Susan! Though actually I am sure you are always a star :)
    I LOVE this orange and blue combo - this is going to be such a stunning quilt! Can't wait to get my hands on the mag and see more of your cushion (and quilt!).

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  25. Beautiful, one of my favourite colour combos too.

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  26. Gorgeous cushion, soon to be gorgeous quilt!

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  27. I can see the ombré effect really well in the large quilt. I like it! A nice take on the x and + block. It's kind of hard to even recognise it as that block.

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