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As promised .......

As promised here is the pattern I'm planning to follow (from Popular Patchwork) but adapt for my orange and blue scheme. As you can see it's a diagonal pattern. As I said before I think I need to plan this very carefully otherwise it will end up a real mish mash.
The weather this Bank Holiday weekend isn't going to be great and DH is working Saturday and Sunday so I've got the perfect excuse to sew and only stop to eat. I'm really cracking on with the huge quilt - I've only got about 7 blocks to finish before I have to contemplate the borders. I'm going to machine some of it in the ditch - as it's at the edge it'll be manageable.
I also need to make some more bits for the sale table for the festival in June. I bought some magnetic catches for bags today - but I'm not entirely sure how you put them on... so any help would be great.
I also want to say again a big THANK YOU to all of you for looking at my blog - I'm still getting very excited when I see a new red dot appear in another country so thanks.


My last 'big' quilt was with all of the blocks on point. There is something very lovely with movement with the diagonal energy of a quilt. I have used those magnetic catches several times. It's the directions that are intimidating...actually doing it is suprisingly easly. Practice first, they can be reused over and over. You just need to always have an inner lining so the 'workings' don't show and have to apply the clasp before you sew the lining in. You need to be 'inside'. Once you put one in, you love them and want to do more! Also, the smaller size works just great. The big one was so magnetic for me, I almost gave myself a hernia trying to pull it open! The big one is great on heavy fabrics though. Also, a little one at each end of the opening works nicely for more closure.
dizzyjadey said…
I love diagonal patterns on quilts! Can't wait to see the progress on yours.
Jessica said…
Sarah, it really looks awesome. can't wait to see it done up in your fabrics. I love days when i don't have to do anything but sew and stopping to eat is optional, hehe..
Helen in the UK said…
This is the pattern I call Disappearing 9 patch. I made a bunch of preemie quilts using this and did a small tutorial on my blog. Different assembly method, but same finished block. Can't wait to see your version :)
Flibbertygibbet said…
This is taken directly from

(Apply before sewing your lining and outer together).

* It’s a good idea to reinforce the area of fabric (wrong side) where you are going to apply the snaps with a small square of Fusible Interfacing.
* Mark the both the areas where you want place the snaps.
* Make two very small slits into your markings (a stitch ripper is perfect for this job).
* Push the prongs into the right side of your fabric.
* Slip one of the thin metal discs over the prongs on the wrong side of the snap and then push the prongs down flat (away from each other) with your thumb.
* Repeat steps 1-5 with the other half of the snap
Marisa said…
I did a quilt sort of like this once, a Buzz Saw. It required a design wall and a TON of pins. I ended up using a flanel sheet, which I had to store all folded up and I was constantly sticking myself. Hope you have better luck than I did, but cute pattern all the same.
YankeeQuilter said…
Isn't i great ow you can put a question out on your blog and get so may responses with good ideas! Unfortunately I am one of those folks who never reads directions so am no help what sew-ever on these things!
I pretty much stick to straightstich quilting!

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