25 January 2013

a totally groovy quilt !

yes, it is totally groovy - I've finally finished the groove quilt - the pattern by Emily Cier of Carolina Patchworks that was used for the Totally Groovy Quilt-along - and I LOVE it !

I started cutting and sewing last Sunday - although I'd already sewn all the curved blocks during the quilt-along - and I finished the top last night.

The pattern calls for quite a few pieces and during the quilt-along the girls were talking about adding those pieces up and cutting larger strips - so before christmas I'd worked out all the measurements to sew large strips rather than tiny pieces and it sewed together quite quickly.

I sewed it together in sections then sewed those sections together so it wasn't that hard to do and I'm pretty happy with how my curved pieces turned out - they were the first curved sewing I'd done and I was just a little worried !!

I did the throw size which finished at 63 x 73 so it was a bit too large for my design wall - I had to enlist a friend to hold it up for me to take the photo of the finished quilt :)

I used Kona Solids in petal, cerise, azalea, sprout, and eggplant.  I'm not quite sure how to quilt it with my limited quilting skills and I'm thinking about piecing the back as well so there's still some work to do - I'll have to get a move on though as this quilt is one of my projects for the first quarter of this year's finish-along so just having the top done doesn't cut it!


  1. Very, very cool! Such interesting and unique solid colors. Oh my, but I'd have a bash machine quilting this one. So many areas for wonderful FMQ designs. Do check out all the ideas in Angela Walter's book, "Free Motion Quilting." It's a modern quilter's inspiration book.

  2. Yum! It makes my mouth water .... Like having a bag of jolly rancher candies that you can snuggle under.

  3. This is looking so nice, your piecing is just perfect. I also love this colour combination. I am looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.


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