Monday, December 10, 2018

Allsorts For A Good Sort


Does this 60" square quilt remind you of licorice allsorts? I must admit to having eaten a bag (or three) of allsorts while undertaking research (and just for the fact that staring at these colours while sewing them kept making me crave some!)




Allsorts and licorice are a favourite treat for my awesome workmate Jodie Whitson-Morris, 
who is leaving our school after 13 years; she has been a fantastic colleague 
and will be a lifelong friend I am sure. I gifted the quilt to her today at school.


The backing is made from leftover strips and yardage; I quilted with a large, all-over stipple using a variegated thread.



I used a pattern from Amanda Jean Nyberg's quilting book 'No Scrap Left Behind'
called Scrap Happy Rails as a guideline, but did a few calculations to work out dimensions 
of the strips so I could get a pattern with the colours/black/white sections.


First I made strips which I then sliced and sewed into the blocks.




 It was so much fun to make and I have plenty of leftovers for which I have another plan or two!


Here is Jodie with her quilt - she loves it!


Merry Christmas to all my international visitors via Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday -
I wish you all the best for Christmas and New Year!

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt Jenny, love it

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    1. Thanks Joyce! I have so many blocks left over that I should be able to make another couple of variations...watch this space!

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  2. OMG! It does remind me of that delicious, bright yummy candy! Which I haven't had in years and now have a craving for! What a very happy beautiful quilt!

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    1. It was definitely crave-inspiring while making it! I ate three bags!

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  3. Oh that quilt is fabulous! I first thought you had found a really cool stripe fabric, but no it is totally pieced. Glorious! I'm sure Jodie loves it and it will bring such happy memories of your years together. Thanks for sharing the pattern source.

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    1. Hi Bonnie, thanks for the nice feedback. Yes, I always try to acknowledge patterns when haven't made it up myself - it's only fair to do so.

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  4. This is such a great take on this pattern! Absolutely wonderful!

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    1. Cheers Alison -was a lot of fun to make.

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  5. Great looking quilt. Licourice Allsorts is also a favourite here in the UK nom nom

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