Monday, June 25, 2012


It's taken some time, but I've finally started collecting for my Jubilee Quilt Project.  Yes, Beguiling Billings is finished and at the quilters!  Talking to some others who have finished their versions of the Mrs Billings Coverlet, we've decided that there's a "Big Project Completed Syndrome" - we're all having difficulty settling on the next thing to do!!  So I thought I'd try collecting and bringing together my ideas and fabrics for my Jubilee Quilt Project and see where that leads!

The centre will be a rendition of this iron work which hangs on the wall of the outdoor eating area at a place we sometimes frequent for delicious cooked breakfast.  Looks a bit Continental I thought!

In Florence this was on our bathroom floor and is perfect for the border.  I like the unusual corner treatment!  (Please excuse my feet!)

Then there was the floor of the lounge area in that beautiful hotel in Florence.

It reminded me of this quilt that is in progress, being made using a set of templates I designed and called Kumo

and I can just use the octagon and square in imitation of the Florence hotel floor.


So with these fabrics, (plus others that I pull out as I'm looking for things for other projects!)

I'll be able to fussy cut like this.

Now all I need to do is

: :work out how many Kumo's across the quilt
:: work backwards to the first border
:: work out how big the applique block can be
:: draft the applique

Not a lot really!!!!  Actually, doing this post has started the creative juices........ I just might start some investigating into the above list!

Meredithe x


  1. Thanks for sharing your planning process. I look forward to seeing more about your quilt.

  2. I cannot wait to see your vision turned into a quilt!! Lovely personal ideas you are starting with Meredithe.

  3. Oh, wow. I always like to see how others work in their creative and planning process. Your thoughts look like a wonderful quilt is on the way.

    The fabrics in the Kumo quilt are so refreshing!

    Thanks for sharing and I look forward to your progress. :)


  4. I'm looking forward to seeing what your quilt will be like! I'm sure it will be beautiful especially with the applique. I also plan to use the octagon block when I start mine next month but no applique.

  5. I understand the hesitation to start something big. I'm taking a class on a medallion quilt and can't seem to start because I know it will consume all my creative time.

    You have lots of good ideas. You know those juices are flowing when you see you potential quilt all around you...on the wall, floor, etc.