Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Chubby Granny Churndash!

Working title for my granny side churndash!


When I showed you this granny top which was too small to match up with the 9-patch churndashes top I made last year I got all sorts of suggestions for making it bigger so they could fit back to back!  






Including two suggestions from the lovely Hadley - well I have to say I loved the second one as I had been thinking along the same lines myself !   That was to make the granny square blocks the centre of a really big churndash...


I have now completed the giant churndash and basted my quilt tops together!  You know me two quilt tops are definitely better than one!  And my next question was how to quilt it??  Always a bit tricky when the quilt tops are so different!


Well after a little pondering I decided to go with the traditional overall pattern of clamshells!   I saw this pattern when reviewing Carolyn Forster's book  Utility Quilting.  But should I machine quilt, hand quilt - traditionally or with cotton perle?


Here is a sneaky peek of what it looks like so far hand quilted with cotton perle!







Do you approve!?  


I have done a little bit now but am waiting to see whether I like it or not yet!


The jury is out at the moment!  I need to see a bit more before I know if it is working or not!







19 comments:

  1. I think it looks good! How can one not love cotton perle! =D

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  2. Clamshell is always good! I love both tops and I am just amazed at how much you get done! You are a speed quilter!!!

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  3. Oh wow! That's some fab hand quilting - it's going to look absolutely great!

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  4. I most certainly do approve!

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  5. This is looking great. Can't wait for the big reveal! Di x

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  6. looks fantastic, but more please sir?

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  7. ooh YES! want to see more xx

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  8. I seem to have missed the backing debate so have just been to look. Two quilts would have been brill but have to agree that Hadley comes up with some good ideas!! We now want to see a pic of the back,pleeeease.

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  9. Cool, although I want to see that chubby churn dash too!

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  10. OOOh! Chubby granny churndash looks great! And hand quilting? My you are brave!

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  11. Love the giant churn dash idea! And great quilting so far! Looking forward to seeing yet another finish! Jxo

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  12. Love the giant churn dash idea! And great quilting so far! Looking forward to seeing yet another finish! Jxo

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  13. I love it!!! Please can we see the chubby churndash? Pretty please?!

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  14. Great quilts! and I love the idea of a chubby Granny churn dash! Lots of quilty goodness all wrapped up in one block -- super idea!

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  15. As someone likely to NEVER hand quilt a quilt - go for it - so I can see what it looks like!!

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  16. you are teasing us! We want a peek!

    If you have the patience and stickability to hand quilt all that- go for it. It looks great!

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  17. Nicky this is AMAZING!!! I adore that pattern and the hand quilting is wonderful. I really want to do some but I have so many projects on the go and things in the works. I will get to it and yours is so inspiring!

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  18. love the hand quilting - recognised the clamshell straight away - can't wait to see more :)

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  19. Looks beautiful to me. Looking forward to seeing the whole thing .

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