a small world in a quilt

Progress on my newest quilt “My Small World”, first mentioned here, has slowed down a little owing to some quilting on my long-arm for a client. However, I have got some updated photos to show of where I am up to in this little quilt.
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I have now finished Parts 1,2 & 3- there are 5 parts in all. There is a Quilt-Along happening on some other blogs- such as: the Very Kerry Berry blog. It’s handy to check on there for hints and tips and see how others are coming along in their quilt tops.
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There’s lots of choices and decisions to make with which fabrics to use and lots of different blocks and techniques to use:
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.. you have to think about which pieces look nice next to each other, how does a particular piece fit in the wider section, and then, in turn, how does that section play along with the next larger piece of the top.
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But you also get to have fun by placing fussy-cut pieces in hand-picked spots. Like my little red bus here?
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This quilt ticks two large boxes for me: the cityscape theme and lots of fabrics to use- essentially the scrappy look, my favourite type of quilt!

And another thing…
Gatton Quilters’ Exhibition of quilts and hand-worked pieces is now open at the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre Art Gallery. Hope you can get along and have a look! We had the official opening on Friday night, with Ali George doing the honours as our guest speaker. A lovely night. I hope to show some photos of the works on display in coming weeks.
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Linking in here to Freshly Pieced’s Work In Progress Wednesday!

4 thoughts on “a small world in a quilt

  1. HA! I just finished one of these myself with all my scraps. But I love yours. I so wanted to do the gray building with the yellow windows, but I had too much going on. The fussy cutting/sewing drove me nuts too, but worth it in the end. Thanks for sharing, love your version.

  2. Wonderful! I love how this quilt is shaping up, and the way in which the cityscape emerges from the abstraction of the different quilt blocks. This quilt will be really striking when it’s finished!

  3. You’ve made great progress on this quilt. You version looks great with all the different fabrics. This quilt is on my bucket list.

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