Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Easter Finish!

Week 10 of Aves - 8 blocks of Hovering Hawks, each at 3 1/2" square.  Lots of pieces and I loved it!
 The 'proper' finish this week, though, was Betty's Quilt.

I'm really pleased with how it came out - even to having the perfect colour backing for it already in my stash!  It was a sheet gifted to me by a friend when she emigrated to Australia, just one of many pieces of household linen that has supported my quilting over the years!  Thanks Kate!
 The quilt front finished at just under 60" square, which is a great size as a double bed topper or to snuggle under on the sofa.

I LOVE how complex the pattern looks.  It is just one block repeated 25 times: 13 times with white and dark purple, 12 times with white and lighter purple.  It just looks a lot more complicated than that when you put them together.

I think that this might be a pattern that I return to - and I might even make a tutorial so that you could make one too if you wanted to.
 The cushion front - as I made the quilt into a quillow.

I used one of the blocks again, but used sashing and HSTs to make it up to 20" so that it would accommodate the folded quilt easily.
Fast quilting pattern as I was keen to make my self imposed finish date of Easter Sunday.

I'm pleased to say that I had it labelled, washed and dried in time to hand over as planned.  I'm even more happy to say that Grandma Greenwood, who had asked for it to be made and specified the colours, seems really pleased with it.  It will be gifted to her friend at the end of the month where I hope that it will be equally well received.

Off to start my next Aves blocks now - it looks like a big week as there are some mid point assembly instructions too - very exciting!


  1. Yes please to a tutorial on that quilt, it looks super.

  2. The aves blocks look great - and I love the purple quilt!!,

  3. came across your blog on a google of AVES. You have some lovely makes on here.


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