Thursday, June 16, 2016

Notting Hill Quilt Progress

My Notting Hill Quilt, named for the fabric line by Joel Dewberry that inspired it, is nearing completion. At least the top is.  This month I finished up two more 12” blocks for a total of 16. Only four more to go.

The first block I did this month was a Celtic Knot.  It was easy and fun. I needed another block or two with more background and less color as a contrast to some of the other really busy blocks.

The second block is called either a Ribbon Star or a Spring Star, depending on whose pattern you use. Somehow, I managed to get all the little birdies in the background right side up and marching in the same direction!

And here are all 16 of the blocks so far.  They are pinned on the design board in random order. I won’t play with actual arrangement until all 20 are done. There will be white sashing between blocks to separate them. I think that should look OK because I have purposely tried to use white, cream and various print backgrounds. And there will likely not be a border, so I expect it will finish at about 58x72”, a good lap quilt.

I am done with all my teal blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, and will be showing them on Saturday for the So Scrappy link-up.  Now I’m free to sew on my Aria orange, white and blue quilt. My goal is to finish that before month-end so I can call it my second finish of the quarter for the 2016 Finish Along.

Cathy maroon


  1. Now that I am learning how to create blocks I appreciate your blocks more than EVER!! Your fabric choices and precision stitching make these blocks stunning.
    xx, Carol

  2. Those blocks are truly awesome. And such delicious colors.

  3. I simply cannot imagine trying to get all those little birdies to fly in the same direction! Just one more reason why sane quilting drives me in-sane!!

  4. Cathy, your blocks are fabulous! I am not an 'orange/peak' lover but these are changing my mind.


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