A Finish : Thumbtacks

… Because the British term “Drawing Pins” doesn’t really work as a title I don’t think! Here it is…

I made it using a semi-stack and whack technique, because I realised that triangles really need the extra seam allowance to piece back together again! This will be for Popular Patchwork in the summer. I’m working on another design too so I can post two at once.

It’s so nice to be able to share a quilt finish this year finally! Here’s the back so hopefully you can see the quilting better. It’s small enough that it was quite easy to do on my machine.

I did a sort of orange peel shape pattern in the narrow border but I don’t think you can see it too well on these pictures. This quilt is shown washed by the way, for full crinkly effect.

Here are some hare tracks on the way to take these photos (just a short walk from our house)… tomorrow a chinook is coming so hopefully we will be starting spring once and for all and all this snow will melt.

Next plan for today is to draw out my design for my Festival of Quilts (Calgary not Birmingham) entry.

Size – 55″ square
Number of blocks – 36 plus borders
Time to make – About 11-12 hours with the quilting
Fabric – Kona Ivory, plus a FQ bundle of Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton + Steel.
Backing Fabric – 3m of some kind of $9.99/m muslin print
Binding Fabric – A floral print from Nomad by Urban Chiks for Moda
Threads – Piecing with white Wonderfil Konfetti on a cone. Quilting with Isacord in Muslin.
Batting – 80/20 Hobbs Heirloom.
Quilting- Alternating direction freehand straight line stitching across the blocks. Walking foot lines in borders, orange peel leaf shapes in the small blue border.


  1. Posted March 12, 2017 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    That’s a gorgeous quilt, and the quilting looks incredible!

  2. Sue
    Posted March 13, 2017 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    beautiful, great work

  3. Posted March 16, 2017 at 5:05 am | Permalink

    that is so cool! I thought you’d EPPed it at first! Love that fabric range, I didn’t buy any though!

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