Tuesday 9 June 2015

Monday Makers!#42

Welcome to Monday Makers!#42 on a Tuesday!
I had a funny confusion yesterday.
It was a long weekend in Down Under- thanks to Queen's birthday. We were all home, didn't do much. Hubby has been quite sick with a flu so I had my nurse's cap on all through weekend and Monday. Because he was home all day on Monday (I don't work on Mondays but he does), I somehow thought it was Sunday and it only clicked that it was actually Monday when I went to bed around midnight. That's when I had the big "doh!" moment. Monday Makers?? Too late...
Hence, it is now here LOL

I had been working on the quilt for my son and I finished the quilt top the other night. Today, I want to share more about it.
Before I started this quilt, I had an exact idea about what it was going to look like- for the first time. It was going to be a simple coin quilt made with printed and solid fabric squares/rectangles. I thought this pattern would be the best  way to make a big dent in those fat quarters that I wanted to use up. Out of curiosity, I just kept on looking at coin quilts on Pinterest and saw one that I immediately fell in love with; which meant changing the plans a little. And here is my quilt top after seeing that beautiful quilt.
I strongly support that people should give proper acknowledgement of others work. The original quilt is called "Read Between the Lines" and was designed and made by Nicole of Modern Handcraft as an entry for 2014 Bloggers Quilt Festival. I searched through her blog for a pattern/tutorial for it as she said in the blogpost that she was working on a pattern but I couldn't find one.
To make my version of Nicole's quilt, I used ten different fat quarters and came up with my own measurements. It was meant to be for a single bed but once I added the solid grey part, it became almost a queen size quilt. I thought about trimming it but this would only be a waste of fabric. And you can always use a larger quilt on a single bed anyway.
(The photos look fuzzy once I upload them to the blog-no idea why.)
As much as I love it, I still think my version doesn't look as charming and organic as the original quilt. This is probably because of the fabrics I used. I still go back to Nicole's quilt and drool over it! Love the beautiful, rich colours she used.
This is also the largest quilt I have ever made; measures 55 inches x 83 inches. The idea of quilting it with my tired old machine is scary! It will have to wait until after I return from our Europe trip anyway which is only a few weeks away!
Now to Monday Makers! to see what you guys have to share with the rest of the blogging world!
1.Your project can be anything you start on that Monday as long as it makes you move and be active and creative: a new quilt, a knitting project, scrap booking, cross-stitching, baking-we don't mind yummy recipes!, a gardening project, painting your house!, tidying up the pantry!...This is your Monday and you are the maker of the day!
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7. Share the photos of your finished Monday projects in your next link up- I am hoping you will come back again!: Who doesn't love a sweet, finished project or a "before-after" photo?


  1. I love the modern look of your quilt and I am sure your son will too.I find it more difficult to find a design to suit a man but this is great.
    I have followed your blog and inked up for the first time today. It is so good to find another blog I like.

  2. Great quilt top. It is always fascinating to see how different a quilt looks with other fabric or color selection. The gray is very well suited for a man whereas the white in the original looks much more female to me.

    Looking forward to the finished quilt.



  3. I think it is a beautiful quilt, Nurdan - I really love all the negative space! Very fun and modern. :)


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