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Virtual Quilting Bee Sampler

This is the longest-running project for me so far. I started making this as part of Amy’s QAL last year, and then when the top was completed, made the slightly ambitious decision to hand-quilt it. Living in Queensland, the thought of sitting under a quilt hand-quilting is really only possible in Winter, and so I have spent many evenings stitching away at this project. It has been really fun and lovely, but yes, totally over-ambitious and a learning curve. This quilt is far from perfect, but it taught me lots, it is finished and it is mine. And that’s exciting. 🙂

Finished VQB modern sampler

Finished VQB modern sampler

Hand Quilting

Hand Quilting

Hand quilting in progress

Hand quilting in progress

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This month we were tasked with the woven block. I knew exactly which fabric range I was going to use for this one. Needed to do a nice bright quilt top after the quiet one last month. Problem was that I only had a fat quarter of a couple of the fabrics so I couldn’t do the exact pattern I had in mind. Still, this is how it turned out:

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These blocks were simple enough, but I stuffed up the process of chain piecing so had some seams that wouldn’t press nicely  as they were sewn down in opposite directions. Live and learn!