Friday, April 2, 2010

I have seemed to have lost my 9 ". I have looked and looked and still can't seem to find it, Oh where can it be ! Its not under the desk or in the shed, Oh 9" where are you.

No I haven't lost my mind not yet, am working on it though..... Last year I brought a wonderful book called "Layer Cake, Jelly Rolls and Charm Quilts" by Pam and Nicky Lintott. Anyway a few weeks ago I decided to make the "Hidden stars "quilt in the book which uses 1 Layer cake and 1m of fabric. I just love stars and thought it would be a fun simple quilt to make, which it was.

So on completing the top I measured it and found that I had lost 9" in size from what the book said it should be. I under stand that not all machines sew with the same 1/4" seam allowance but wow what a different in size.

Even with out the 9" it still came out great, now I just have to find time to pop it on to the machine to quilt it .

I do like the red stars they stand out so well against the rest of the fabric. I hope you all are having a safe and happy Easter with lots of family and friends ( don't forget the chocolate)
Happy Sewing
Big Hugs Bec


  1. Looks good - have fun quilting!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  2. It looks lovely and better loose 9" then your mind. I have the same book and like to make the Starlight Express. But it have to wait till after my hollidays. I wish you and your family a very happy Easter.

  3. I love the red stars! Its just lovely!

  4. 4-5 inches I can undersand but 9?! Despite the loss it's a wonderful quilt. What fabrics did you use? I have that book too and I'm keen to make a quilt from it. Cheers, Ann :-)

  5. Oh my 9" you say, I will have to keep a watch out then when I attempt this quilt someday! Yup I have this book too, I actually have all three, greedy I know, but I'm sure I will use them someday! There's that word again someday!