Monday, 12 February 2018

Mandolin Quilt [Month 1]

The paper pieces arrived for month 1 of the Mandolin quilt and I confess, they were prepped ready for sewing within the day! I love everything about this quilt - the fabrics are so much fun, and feel beautiful to work with - the needle just slides through them and the design of the block means you can do long seams without have to stop and start your thread! The ultimate relaxing English Paper Piecing. So here they are - Block 2:


And block 3:


I think you are going to need sunglasses when this quilt is finished! I also started on the filler blocks: I picked the new Alison Glass print Diatom in seasalt, which is a lovely white with a delicate pale grey accent, along with Kona silver - the coordinating grey. There's so much colour in the blocks, that I really didn't need to add anything more to the fillers!


I'm all ready for that next little package from Australia to land on my door mat!

1 comment:

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I have been loving all the mandolin blocks I'm seeing recently. I may jump in myself...do you knot your thread after each pair of pieces?