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Friday, 17 January 2014

Elfin Way Quilt .

The red work quilt "Elfin Way" has been quilted, just straight line cross hatching, and yes after much deliberation it was done on the machine. Now just the binding to do, and as you know that is the part I like the best, when the bindings are done and apart from the label it's finished.

 This was a very easy quilt to make, just 96 X 4" inch squares of different red print fabrics, made into 4 patch blocks, 7 1/2" finished size. The small neutral blocks for the Red work were 7 1/2" square, and the larger ones 14" x 7 1/2". Here are the first two red work pattern blocks if you wish to make it.

The Elfin Church, middle of the top row.

First block of second row.

I am happy for you to download these designs for your personal use. (add them to your downloads before you print them). I would love to see what you make with them. A friend asked me why I don't sell these patterns. Well I have hundreds still in my head and many, many more in sketch books and at 70 I will probably not have enough time to get them all down on paper and made into quilts.

There are 8 red work blocks in all in this quilt so I will put up two new ones each time I post my blog.

The Siblings together blocks are beginning to come in, as I am the Mama this month to our group of 12.
 I have been quilting them "as you go", with a big stitch circle design, as I intend to to sash them at the end with a fabric that ties them all together,
It is lovely receiving blocks made by someone else. It's like receiving a present. The blocks so far are lovely and bright and are going to make a very happy quilt.

Talking of presents, these are two pictures I have received as presents, Mr M has just put them up above my computer. Now don't they make you smile
They are by Sam Toft, and we have many more hung around out little cottage..

I do hope Sam Toft makes you smile as well..

Keep safe and keep stitching….. Doti...

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