Monday, June 23, 2014

The Grannies are coming together and two readers' Soupcon quilts to share

The diamond blocks for my Godstone Grannies (GG) coverlet are coming together.  I have a plan for stitching the blocks together. They will be sewn into five sections and then those five sections will be stitched together.

I've stitched nine blocks together for the big diamond in the center. I can't tell you how happy I am with how this is turning out! I've not laid the whole thing out to have a look so it is a bit of a surprise for me to see it develop! The papers and basting threads have been removed except for those around the outside edges.

Two more lovely readers have finished their Soupcon quilts. For those of you who are new to my blog Soupcon was my first Quilt Along. The instructions are available under the tab Quilt Alongs by Karen H or you can just click here to go to that page.  Soupcon is a French word that means a little bit. I called my quilt Soupcon because it includes a little bit of many different techniques that I like to use in my quilt making!

Kath has not only completed her quilt top but she now has it hanging in her new sewing room! It is so pretty with lovely little butterflies appliqued in the center medallion! You can see close-ups of her work on her Flicker page.

Carrie P has completed her quilt top. She decided against adding the foundation paper pieced border and I think it is a good decision. I love the last border. Those diamonds frame the quilt so nicely. Carrie did a wonderful tutorial titled "Applique Points"; you will find it here. I'm looking forward to seeing how Carrie quilts her Soupcon.

In May 2013 I published a tutorial on basting points for English paper piecing but the same techniques could be used for applique; I would give the basted diamond a spritz of starch and press with a hot, dry iron before removing the basting threads and paper.  You will find my tutorial here.

Until I post again, happy sewing!
Karen H


  1. Oh your coverlet center is gorgeous, Karen! And I'm so thrilled to see more Soupçons. They're both so beautiful. I'm working on part 6 now, but it will be a while before I post -it takes me an hour to do one of the sections per side. Looking forward to hearing how you like the new Juki for quilting.

  2. So nice seeing your lovely GG grow! Wonderful to see the Soupcon finishes too, well done to the two sewers!

  3. Awesome hexies. It's going to e fabulous!

  4. Youll have finished your GG before Ive photographed the original at this rate! And I prefer yours frankly already lol
    The darker fabrics balance out so beautifully now they are slotted fitted together.

  5. Your GG is looking amazing, I can see why you are so pleased with it. Looking forward very much to seeing how it looks when all assembled.

  6. I love your's a fabulous work ! ! !
    Congratulations to the sewers who finished their Soupcon quilt

  7. Your GG is spectacular. This makes me want to get back into making hexies, but not sure I have THAT much patience to make the small ones. You have a winner on your hands for sure. The other soupcons are very nice too. Lots of talented ladies out there.

  8. Oh, your Grannies look so pretty.
    Kath's quilt looks fabulous in her sewing room.
    Thanks for sharing a link to my blog. And thanks for the SAL. It was fun.

  9. Your Grannie centre looks amazing, all those patterns, you must have great patience to make and sew all those tiny hexies!

  10. I love this quilt more and more, each time I see it.