My interpretation of the Camelot Quilt is finished.
Well, the top is.
If you want to see close-ups of the individual blocks they are here, here , here, here and here
From start to finish it has taken me two months. In that time I've worked, been on holiday, made another quilt and had a steady stream of guests to stay: to illustrate that it is doable if you find little moments of time to work on it.
And by that I also mean the entire quilt top has been hand stitched, including sewing all the rows together. It's been a very portable project that has gone everywhere I have gone -much to the chagrin of mu daughters with their 'that's sooo not cool mum' comments as I have stitched away.
But I beg to differ. I find the whole quilt top cool; very, very sooooo cool and I have really enjoyed the challenges of each different block.
For those of you who have already purchased the quilt pattern I'd be interested to hear your thoughts . On my part, I think it wasn't exactly the cheapest quilt pattern I have ever purchased. You essentially get 20 double-sided photocopied pages of hand-written drawings. There's also a mistake on Block 4 shape E. It says cut 12. Don't. Cut 8.
However, on the flip side, it did make me realise that it is relatively easy to hand draft different blocks which is what I ultimately did to make an extra four and thereby move towards my preferred option of a rectangular quilt shape. Also, by buying the pattern it kick started my interest in drafting my own designs which I doubt I'd have done previously. So, it all irons out in the end.
But that's it now, I'm all Cameloted out save for the quilting which I am going to do slowly by hand.
So, who would like the tea-stained, pencil marked copy of my Camelot quilt pattern as I know I'll never want to make it again? If so, please leave a comment and I'll post it to one random person anywhere in the world.
And on a different note, it has just started raining. So if you read the previous post you'll know that means Lilly Pilly and Meg's Garden random drawing time.
The Lilly Pilly pattern is going to :
and the Meg's Garden is going to :
I'll email you for snail mail addresses.
No pressure but I expect to see results ;-)