Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Inspired by the Bloggers Friendship quilt.....some seaside sewing

I'm taking part in Fiona's Bloggers Friendship quilt.....making a square a month for 12 bloggers.....in June it was Fiona's own turn to receive squares.....and as her blog name is 'staring at the sea'......a sea inspired square seemed appropriate......so I made these two.

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit I nearly didn't send them to her......I really liked them and wanted to keep them!!
I decided that one of my summer break aims would be to make a wall hanging inspired by these squares......so last week I was busy sewing.
and these are the 9 blocks that I made......I didn't want the wall hanging to be too big......I don't have a lot of wall space.
I found a fairly large piece of blue cotton in my stash......enough for sashing and backing....and placed all the squares on it to see what it would look like.....I think it will match alright....though it is fairly dark.....what do you think??

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

You did very well to part with them Jacky, I completely understand how hard it was...I feel that way with my cards and I don't put nearly as much effort into those!! lol You have won my July Giveaway (yay!) so please drop me an email when you get a second xoxo

Sian said...

I think they are stunning! I honestly have no idea how you get that very clever wonky on purpose effect.

Kathyk said...

WOWser - is there any craft you can't tackle with aplomb matey? Love these and totally understand why you had "a moment" and almost didn't send them. Lovely wall hanging too

Kathyk

Kathyk said...

Oops .... forgot to say ... well done on your win too!

Kathyk

Sandra said...

I think it's truly amazing, I love it. You must be over the moon with it

Karen said...

The individual squares are gorgeous on their own, but together they are just stunning!

Cheri said...

I think the dark blue background works perfectly and really allows that lighter blue in the squares to pop. Great choices - what a fun wall hanging!

Beverly said...

I love these so much and I think the dark blue background is perfect. I am picturing other choices and none let the squares truly be the stars of the hanging. Beautifully done, Jacky!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I love my two squares as you know and your nine together look brilliant. What a lovely wall hanging they'll make.

Melissa said...

I think this looks fabulous & will make a wonderful wall hanging!

alexa said...

Well, I think they are amazing. The first one was eye-catching on its won, but the group of nine is breath-taking. Go for it, I say. The dark blue makes a great offset for those super colours and patterns.

pinky said...

Wow I would have wanted to keep them too Jacky, but the wall hanging you made is just as amazing. What a lovely project!

furrypig said...

Fantastic wall hanging Jackie it looks amazing xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Jackie these are fabulous!

Karen said...

Wow what a fabulous wall hanging.