Monday, 13 February 2017

En Provence top

Since November I've been working on the 2016 Quiltville Mystery quilt, "En Provence!". Bonnie Hunter published the last clue at New Year and throughout January this was all the sewing I did,
with this result:

Somehow I managed to make more patches than I needed, and to cut more triangle-in-a-square pieces, so at present I'm making a panel to use in the backing in an effort to shift some of the pieces already cut. I know if I put them away "in a safe place" I won't be able to find them when I need them, or, even worse, I'll forget I ever had them!

left-over pieces getting ready to become a panel the length of the quilt back.

I'll use a solid fabric between these blocks and at the side so I can make the backing from one and a half times the height of the quilt, instead of having to buy twice the height and have a lot left over (this measures 69" square).

I hope I did the maths right!!

This is what I was looking at on Saturday, but then decided the large chevrons would be too wide for the space, or too cramped to be effective.

Furthermore I like Friendship Stars; I'll use one of them to make the label.

I'm linking to Bonnie Hunter's blog, Quiltville for the final link up of the En Provence Mystery. Why don't you hit the buttons below and see what other scrappy and mystery quilters have produced?

Quiltville's Quips & Snips

And with
 Quilting is more fun than Housework
  for more fun scrap projects
Happy sewing



Monica said...

Yours is so pretty, Marly! I love the lighter purples. Great to be done, isn't it?

Laura said...

I'm celebrating with you! I bet yours is done before I get around to the quilting.

Christine Barnsley said...

This is such a beautiful quilt top and it is a great idea to use up leftover/extra blocks on the back.... however you lay them out I am sure they will look fabulous! Congratulations on getting it all pieced together so beautifully! Christine x

Mystic Quilter said...

Congratulations on a lovely finished top!

Sally Hurley said...

Love the colors. So pretty!

Vireya said...

Lovely result on the top! Your panel of left-overs down the back are a fun idea.

Jeanette said...

A very pretty quilt, the neutrals look quite dainty. Good idea to use those left over bits, I'm starting a new quilt with mine.

gayle said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! And I love what you've got planned for the back. (I've got a bunch of bits leftover, too...)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Very pretty! Great idea to use up those pieces on the backing. thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I really like the colors you chose for your En Provence! It's a beautiful quilt!

Kate said...

Your version of En Provence turned out beautifully!