Patchwork Project Progress

As hoped I have been able to spend more time in my sewing room. I even missed the screening of The Great British Bake Off in order to progress my patchwork projects! (I know! The sacrifices made for this hobby of ours!). 🙂

Breezy day!

I’ve completed the patchwork top of the Dashing Stars quilt. I think this is the sixth version I’ve made. As I had plenty of the background fabric to play with I decided to make an addition to the pattern. Note the narrow borders on the flimsy. I’m pleased with the look of the 2½ border. Now to figure out the backing… I guess it will be pieced 😉

Stitching together all the blocks and rows of the Dashing Stars quilt top gave me an ideal opportunity to use the October Rainbow Scrap Challenge squares as a leader-ender project.


Whilst working on these projects I’ve had the Diamond Anniversary bed runner gift in the back of mind. I have used EQ7 to draw up a design. Mum specified a geometric pattern with plenty of background. (Note that my Dad is more than happy to leave these decisions to his wife!).

The bed runner design (there will be additional background fabric either end to hang over the side of the bed).

These are the fabrics I’ve gathered together so far:

The topmost fabric in the photo is a pillow case from the duvet set my parents use through the Winter. Under that is a fat quarter of a Liberty print from ‘The Cottage Garden Collection’. Next are Kona Solids: Peach, Dusty Blue, Delft and Cadet. We (Mum and I) picked out Delft and Cadet from the beautiful Japanese style curtain fabric in their room. Mum is pleased with the match of the Dusty Blue with their bedding – I’ll use this for the large areas of background in the runner design. And she likes the two darker blues but finds the Peach too deep a colour so I will see if I can use lighter tones whilst still providing a contrast with the light background… I guess the Liberty fabric might be too dark – Ah! Well! It will be a welcome addition to my stash 😉

Linking with Susan for Midweek Makers and Jennifer for Wednesday Wait Loss. Both have an Autumn theme running through the projects shared in their posts.



8 thoughts on “Patchwork Project Progress

    • Thanks! It’s been interesting making the same design in a variety of colourways over the past couple of years. If you take a look back to my blog posts in February 2020 you’ll see some photos of the monochrome version I made alongside the previous Beginners class.

  1. The sacrifice was well worth it, Allison! I love the text fabric! 🙂
    What is the leader/ender project going to be? Did you say previously and I forgot? Are you making a postage stamp quilt?

    • To be honest, I don’t really know what I’m going to do with all these Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks! I’m imagining they will somehow fit together with a few extra blocks and strips between to make a scrappy quilt of some description! Following this challenge hasn’t made a noticeable dent in my collection of scraps but I’ve enjoyed making the simple blocks as a background project through the year 🙂

  2. Love the fabric pull for the anniversary runner! It will be so beautiful! Those RSC blocks are lovely. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.


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