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Aldi quilt - first big project

Bogwoppit

Aldi quilt - first big project
« on: August 13, 2018, 07:36:25 AM »
As I enjoyed the cushion swap and made an extra one for my mum, I thought I'd have a go at a proper quilt. I'm not sure how it will go and fabric is expensive, so I bought a pack of 12 fat quarters and a reduced cotton chambray king sized quilt set from Aldi.

I'll post pictures of my work in progress (this may be slow) and set a challenge to see if you can work out what pattern I'm following.

Lurking in Lancashire, improving my sewing when life gives me time.

Fajita

Re: Aldi quilt - first big project
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 08:11:14 AM »
Tumbling blocks?

Have fun!

BrendaP

Re: Aldi quilt - first big project
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 08:43:54 AM »
Rail Fence?
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

wrenkins

Re: Aldi quilt - first big project
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 08:50:56 AM »
I thought rail fence...or I would if I could have remembered what it was called.  :)
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Stitches

Re: Aldi quilt - first big project
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 15:08:25 PM »
Have fun ,hope you enjoy it as much as I am

Bogwoppit

Re: Aldi quilt - first big project
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2018, 10:24:22 AM »
Chain piecing is my new favourite thing.

BUT I dunked some in my coffee!!!!!!

Lurking in Lancashire, improving my sewing when life gives me time.

Pearl

Re: Aldi quilt - first big project
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2018, 10:33:30 AM »
Not a rail fence then, @Bogwoppit ?

BrendaP

Re: Aldi quilt - first big project
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2018, 10:37:58 AM »
Triangles and strips.   >:) -<
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Bogwoppit

Re: Aldi quilt - first big project
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2018, 13:17:14 PM »
Not rail fence, there are triangles as spotted!

Patchwork bunting! (Please excuse my language 😉)
Lurking in Lancashire, improving my sewing when life gives me time.

BrendaP

Re: Aldi quilt - first big project
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2018, 13:59:39 PM »

Patchwork bunting!

Nah!  You'd use brighter colours for bunting.

Is it a variation of 'Boy's Nonsense'?
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Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Bogwoppit

Re: Aldi quilt - first big project
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2018, 08:10:57 AM »
Plenty of "boys nonsense" about here but not in fabric. Well they are clothed.

A break from sewing as we're on holiday for a week with my parents and brother. But I took a photo before we set off of the next stage. I'm enjoying the "batch processing" element more than I thought I would. It's very calming compared to looking after a 10 year old and a 5 year old when it's raining.

Lurking in Lancashire, improving my sewing when life gives me time.

BrendaP

Re: Aldi quilt - first big project
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2018, 09:37:29 AM »
Ah!  It's a variation of Square in a square with the inner square being a 3 strip rail fence block.

I've found it in my big reference book, it's called cracker and the earliest known reference to it dates back to 1932.

When you have made all your blocks play around with different layouts; there will be several possibilities just from rotating them in different seqences.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Bogwoppit

Re: Aldi quilt - first big project
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2018, 22:00:03 PM »
Thanks @BrendaP that explains why I couldn't find any examples when I searched.
I've been following a free Moda pattern called Links.

Moda Links
Lurking in Lancashire, improving my sewing when life gives me time.

Bogwoppit

Re: Aldi quilt - first big project
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2018, 12:21:45 PM »
120 blocks done. Pattern says 100 so I have some for playing around with the layout. Next is squaring up. Any tips on how to do it? Pattern says 5 and 3/4" squares. My square ruler lacks marks for that size and my long 24" might be a bit unwieldy.

Also spot the odd one out of the striped ones.
Lurking in Lancashire, improving my sewing when life gives me time.

Iminei

Re: Aldi quilt - first big project
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2018, 12:28:41 PM »
Very nice ... Elegant and classy colours/fabrics
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