Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday: the Domestic Bliss quilt

You know those quilts you've been working on forever, plodding away, making slow progress? This was one of those quilts. I started it in May last year for our bed. I have been working on it while I was at quilt group, which amounts to a few hours a month. 

Slow going. 

At quilt group last Sunday I finally started to see it coming together, I had half the stars pieced and it was all starting to make sense.Since I am on school holidays for two weeks, when I got home I decided not to pack it away. I was determined to get it done.

Three days of solid piecing later, I'm still going. There was so.much.pinning. So.much.pressing. So.much.chain piecing. But we have rows, I'm happy with that. I can see the finish line.

I am loving the secondary pattern of the yellow and white snowballs. A nice place to rest the eye as this baby is busy!!

I started with some of Liz Scott's Domestic Bliss fabrics for Moda. I absolutely love the saturated hues of this line. I wish I'd been able to get some more of the yellows, didn't know those ones existed!

Because I don't like to use just one line in my quilts, I pulled additional fabrics that played nicely with the colours in the Domestic Bliss.

The pattern was a freebie from Moda Bakeshop called Nough Said by Cindy Sharp. I sized it up to a queen size quilt, just to make it a little more challenging. And worked from a black and white print out with pencil scrawl on it, because I love self-torture!

I do have one little problem though. I bought a Denyse Schmidt print at Spotlight which seemed like it would be the perfect border, but now I'm really not so sure. I like the solid yellow sashing, and the striped binding, but the border print seems too busy and too orange. I have enough of it for the backing and I'm fine with using it for that... just not sure as a border. I may need to go shopping to see if I can find something a little more subdued.

Linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday and WIP Wednesday.


  1. I can see why you didn't want to pack it away! So bright and happy! Love all the colors :) "I love self torture" I laughed, I guess we do these things to ourselves because we just know we are going to have a wonderful quilt like yours when we stop banging our heads ;) haha

  2. gorgeous quilt. It is great when we see progress being made

  3. Beautiful quilt! Love the colors!! Must go check out that pattern... Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lovely! Love the pattern and the fabrics you put together.:)

  5. Gorgeous quilt - love your fabrics. I like how you enhance a fabric line with other fabrics from your stash. I definitely agree with your assessment of the print for the border, but it will make a great backing.

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! It will definitely be worth all of the pinning in the end! I had a quilt like that recently and now that it is finished I am SO happy with it!

  7. Great quilt! I know what you mean about those quilts that seem to go on forever.

    You are on target with the border fabric. It will be a great back, but I agree that it needs something quieter for the border. Can't wait to see what you choose.