Monday, 24 March 2014

Soy Amado No. 13

Even though there is no row 13 on airplanes or no floor 13 in hotels, I'm going to buck that thinking and bring you lucky no. 13 Soy Amado quilt.




I think this one is so light and airy and it says 'girl' to me.



By this time in my production line process, I've mastered the little known art of getting directional fabric completely this, that and the other way around.



I know there have been comments about how fast I am doing this but really, I'm not.  I've timed myself and I think it takes between 2 1/2 and 3 hours to complete each quilt.


Which I manage to achieve in short bursts of half an hour or so, an hour if I'm lucky.


But there are lots of little spare moments I've used, taking the two flights of stairs up to my sewing room to get a bit of sewing in when I can.

And then popping down the two flights of stairs to re-enter normal life.

Trailing bits of thread behind me.

Apparently.

But the end results are definitely worth it.



21 comments:

  1. Indeed a very light and airy quilt! It feels like a fresh spring breeze!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  2. That's lovely. I spy some of mine in here. Xx

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  3. Did you tell the charity that you were planning to make all these quilts for the children? They must be in awe of you too!

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    1. I said I would see what I could do as I had no idea what the reaction from you all would be and I knew I couldn't commit to physically making all the quilts myself. So I'm taking it one quilt at a time and we'll see where it leads!

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  4. I love how different and unique each quilt is. And I like it when directional prints go this way and that - it keeps things interesting!

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  5. results are definatly worth it .. the art of getting fabrics to go in different directions is a HARD won one xx so well done x

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  6. Another beautiful quilt! I am enjoying looking at these for block inspiration for more blocks to send you!

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  7. 13. lucky for some little one xxx

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  8. I'm still amazed by how awesome these quilts turn out :-)

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  9. Gorgeous!
    I was just wondering how much time it takes you to assemble each quilt. I really appreciate that you posted your process earlier as well. I am going to use this method for my donation quilts next year!

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  10. This is another beauty! You are doing amazingly, they will be over the moon with them :-)

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  11. Each quilt is so different, a colourful delight! (Posting off my blocks today) Linda

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  12. Your selections are lovely...each quilt has a distinct and cohesive character. Do you spend much time deciding on how to arrange the blocks?

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  13. This is a lovely bright one. Keep on trailing those threads.

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  14. Another true and beautiful scrappy! I love scrap quilts. I imagine each child who receives a quilt will explore and examine each block of their quilt closely.

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  15. Either people send you coordinated blocks or you have an amazing gallery of sorted blocks waiting to have enough in a pile for a quilt! I like the mod look of this one. (I like them when I don't comment too. :-) ) When I use directional prints I try to make them go every which way--then it looks intentional.

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  16. It says girl to me too. I'm amazed and inspired by your efforts and those who are contributing. Wow!

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  17. It's another wonderful quilt - I'm amazed they only take 2.5 - 3 hours, I thought it would be at least double that! Hope you don't get tangled in your thread trail!

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  18. I don't care what you say Alison, you are completing these quilts in record time. You put me to shame when I think of how little I accomplish on a weekly basis. I admire your commitment to this very worthy project.

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  19. I really love seeing your progress on these. Number 13 is as lovely as all the others. Good work, Alison!

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