I’m not one to follow patterns, as hard as I try, I just get distracted and want to do my own thing. Patchwork quilts are intricate but also can be a little too twee and unfashionable for my tastes. I do however love the idea of them, using up the fabric I have collected over the years.
If I was to follow the rules of patchwork them I would have to have perfectly measured pieces of fabric, tacked together then sewn with the machine. Yes it is a more professional finish but quite frankly I don’t have the patience or time to create my patchwork quilt that way. I have a much more of a freestyle approach to patchwork. Lumps included!!
Previously I had made patchwork aprons in my quick and easy way of sewing my scraps of fabric together and it’s also a more enjoyable way of making.
The fabric samples that I collected were from all over but generally remnants bins and also sample requests online.
To make this quilt I cut various size squares and rectangles, sewn them all together, put wadding inside and for the back of the quilt I used a complimentary mustard colour with a bird fabric.
It looks great and I love it. Even my cat can’t stop jumping on it.