Sunday, 17 March 2013

Just in Time [Emerald]

I think - because now it's finished I'm not really sure if it fits in any category because of it's size... but even if I'm disqualified on the grounds of being a funny size, I am thrilled with my finished entry for the Emerald Challenge.
2013 Emerald Quilt Challenge 
It was a bit hit and miss whether I would get it finished time as before I went away all I had was two blocks with a border,
 and by the time we had dinner I had my finished project.

I'm following a lot of BOMs this year and that results in a lot of block sitting round for a long time. So I've made myself a block keeper. The quilt-y part of this project is 36" x 17" but it will always be folded up as you can see in the above photo, so finished it is 18" x 17".


I made two blocks: ET Phone Home from Lynne at Lily's Quilts and Lone Starburst block by Anna at Six White Horses. I've been admiring these blocks for ages, just waiting for the opportunity to used them. I had a lot of fun quilting these blocks - some echo quilting, some quilting in the ditch, all with my walking foot.


I then constructed the finished item using Bosal to give it some structure, velvet lining to stop the blocks slipping too much and ribbon from Moda pre-cuts.


Now I have somewhere safe to store my blocks and a great piece of (reversible) wall at!



The fabrics are a mixture from my stash and include Backyard Baby, Summersville, Archhitextures, Basic Grey and some solids. The binding is Kona.

5 comments:

Sonia said...

Wow Jennie - this is a genius idea!!!! I was only looking at some of my BOMs last night and thinking about where I can store them. Problem solved - just need to make another block to make a case ;) Your emerald challenge blocks are gorgeous and must look fabulous on the wall :) x

Sonia said...

Wow Jennie - this is a genius idea!!!! I was only looking at some of my BOMs last night and thinking about where I can store them. Problem solved - just need to make another block to make a case ;) Your emerald challenge blocks are gorgeous and must look fabulous on the wall :) x

Lin said...

A block keeper - brilliant idea and as you say it doubles as wall art. Love the blocks too.

Elisabeth said...

This is such a great idea. I really need a place to keep all those blocks that are waiting to be turned into a quilt. I think I'm going to have to make one now too.
Good luck for the Pantone challenge!

Leanne said...

I love both those blocks too, yours turned out so nicely. And a block keeper is such an excellent idea, I might need one too.