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Friday, October 30, 2015

Towards the next finish

I was having a little tidy up in my sewing room this week (read that as trying to find space on the floor) and found my bag of Maltaville Album blocks.  I started making these blocks ages ago, from a pattern created by Margaret at Quiltstaion.  The original quilt is in the Smithsonian Museum.  I decided also that I was not going to make all the blocks, and stopped at 36,

I rifled through my stash of fabric, and found something for the sashing, and started cutting and sewing.

I have enough of the sashing material to use it on the cross length, then I can use a double width (two stripes) for the border.  I have never sashed an applique quilt before, but I have always loved the look of it.  The fabric  for the sashing was one I bought on sale *somewhere* and thought it would like nice in *something*.....well the time has come.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Your sashing fabric is perfect.

  2. I had forgotten about the Maltaville quilt patterns. Not that I was making it but thought some of the blocks were very interesting. Fussy cutting your sashing fabric is working oh so well.

  3. this is going to be a gorgeous quilt, Its been marinating long enough. Don't you love it when the perfectfabric is right there in the stash

  4. Wonderful Wendy - will be just stunning! love the rich colours you have used too.

  5. Gorgeous, the sashing was a wonderful choice!