Random quilts

Is it just me that struggles with ‘random’, I’m talking quilt piecing here! My heart sinks when I see the instructions to arrange squares in a random pattern…I don’t think random really exists in quilting, I mean you need an even spread of colour, patterns, tones, you don’t want two pieces the same next to each other…I can spend hours trying to arrange squares randomly, I just think I’ve cracked it when I spot two pieces that need to move and that’s when the fun really starts, which ones do you swop without causing more chaos!!

I’ve just started a baby quilt for a friend, I decided to make the ‘100 hugs’ quilt by Deanna at http://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com I thought the name was very apt for a baby quilt. I chose a Moda Storybook jellyroll which I hope will be ok for a boy or a girl. The centre  is made up of 100 2 1/2″ squares arranged in a random pattern…

I thought it would be a piece of cake this time as I had over 30 different patterns in the jellyroll, but no…there’s about 8 different patterns in 4 colour ways, well you don’t want blue castles next to taupe castles! I spend ages arranging the squares looking at colour and pattern, I thought I’ve finally cracked it, I carefully sewed the squares together, pressed it…only then did I spot one row had three clouds and three cherry blossoms on it

Hopefully baby won’t notice 🙂

There’s four borders to go round the centre so hopefully it will grow fairly quickly now and be ready for when baby arrives.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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2 Responses to Random quilts

  1. robertswife says:

    I am learning how to quilt. A new hobby I definitely want to pursue for a lifetime!


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