Friday, August 16, 2013

Block a day Quilt

Griet Lombard, an ex South African now living in New Zealand, agreed to repeat this class after the Quilt Festival for members who could not attend classes during the festival.  After being on holiday the first 2 weeks of July, I manage to get another day's leave to attend this class on the 24th of July.

This quilt is constructed with leftover scraps on calico and embellished with all sorts of beads, threads etc. mainly by hand - the ideal take along project.

The Quilt consist of 81 blocks.  Satin Suffolk puffs (Yo-Yo's) on the corners, gave a luxurious look to this beautiful quilt.  It won a first prize at the Queensland 2011 Festival.

Some close ups.

Sometimes the simplest design and fabric teams up into an absolute gorgeous masterpiece.


  1. Just wondering how you put this beautiful quilt together. Are each square totally finished & quilted as individual squares? If so did your sew them together on all sides or did you just attach them at the corners and put the yo-yos on to cover the attachment stitches? Would love to know the finishing as this has my head spinning with ideas.

  2. After finishing each block, they are stitched together by hand with a herringbone stitch which are worked on the front only, not through all the layers.

    Finish embellishing the blocks, then add batting and backing with right sides facing. Sew all 4 sides closed, leaving a small opening on one side and turn the block right side out. Close this opening by hand. Now the block are quilted by hand round and round the embellished circles.

    I hope this answer your question.