Thursday, 12 July 2012

Kaleidoscope Crush

I've met some lovely people through the London Modern Quilt Guild. It's incredible how quickly you can bond with people when you have something in common. Even though the group has been going for just seven months I have made some fantastic friends. 


Pennie has tried to steal my innocent crush mini on several occasions, which is hilarious (and pretty flattering). Last week she asked me if I could make her a little quilt with a jelly roll that she had managed to find on Etsy. It's funny, because before she asked me I had spent a couple of weeks unsuccessfully trying to find a layer cake so that I could surprise her with a leeetle something.
The love emblem pattern needs bigger pieces than 2.5 inches wide, so I decided to make a teeny kaleidoscope quilt instead. In retrospect this might have been a bit bonkers. Each block has 12 pieces, and they finish at 4 inches across, but if you don't look too closely then you can pretend that all the points meet perfectly. Ahem.
I hope she likes it, because I plan to try to steal it from her if I ever go to her house. Revenge is sweet.



20 comments:

  1. Aw you are lovely.
    And that mini is gorgeous.
    The Guild sounds so good I think I might have to gatecrash one of these days ;0)

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  2. We are our own worse critics. I never even noticed it might not be perfectly pieced until you mentioned points not matching and then I started pouring all over it. Still can't see what you're on about though!

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  3. It is flipping gorgeous and I take it this was what you were doing when you were suppose to be working! ;-)

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  4. Wow, it looks so laboured! Lovely finished work, nice hand quilting and label! :-) J.

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  5. Wowy zowie lucky Pennie.... It is gorgeous!! Ok, let me understand this.... If I try to steal your work room shed thing, you make me my own sewing-cave for my house? Sweet!! :)

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  6. Eyes and brains are very clever they can fill in the gaps and make things match up perfecly! I never noticed anything.... only what is gorgeous! Worth stealing I think!

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  7. This is beautiful Charlotte! Your points are perfect and I love the hand quilting!

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  8. Am now back in the land of the living after a few days in Cornwall, and can honestly say last night was actually happy to have run out of diesel on the A30, because while the OH was trudging off to the services (luckily only about 10 minutes walk away, although it was monsoon conditions!) I was finally able to open this blog post and see this. Lucky, lucky, Pennie indeed! Now, let me get this straight, does the receipt of this beauty mean I am no longer allowed to attempt the sneaky theft of the aforementioned AMH mini..... ?

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  10. Oh my goodness Charlotte. Thats friggin fantastic!! IC is one of my favouritest lines ever ever ever!

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  11. This is fab, everything so small - you are so good!

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  12. Good job she doesn't know about my innocent crush stash! This is wonderful.

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  13. Oh it is stunning! Such teeny tiny precise piecing! Seriously impressed.

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  14. What a sweet gift. Just beautiful! Have to try these kaleidoscope blocks some day...
    ; )

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  15. Pennie does know that you made a mistake and you are rewriting the label "for Karen" as we speak??...doesn't she??...

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thanks for making my day!