I’m so pleased to report another finish this week – the top for a cot quilt made from 1930s fabrics. It all started out like this, a pile of blocks I had made some time ago, then put aside for a while. As reported earlier, I received a gift of assorted 1930s fabrics when we caught up with my pen-friend Margaret in Birmingham, England, way back in 2008. On our return home I purchased a few more fabrics and made these Cobblestone blocks.
I arranged and re-arranged the blocks till I was happy – can’t have the same fabrics side by side, can I? Then set them together with white sashing and cornerstones using this pretty dotty fabric I had purchased.
Fabric used for cornerstones
After some dedicated sewing time during the week, the quilt top came together. I’m happy with the white sashing between the 1930s colours in the blocks – it gives the quilt a lovely crisp and Spring like look, I feel. A trip outside to hang the quilt top from the passion-fruit frame for photos, and there, all done.
But wait – there’s more, as they say on the TV. With a few coloured squares left over I pieced them together checkerboard style to use on the back of the quilt. Then used the last of the cornerstone fabric to frame the strip top and bottom.
Then added extra white fabric to complete the backing
It’s a great feeling to have completed both the top and the pieced backing this week. I’ll need to purchase some batting then pin it all together ready for quilting.