Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Posh Enigma

When attending the quilt show with my mom back in February I purchased a kit from a charming little booth. I was so scared that I was going to mess it up that I held onto it until after I had pieced a few tops. The pattern was called Enigma and it was pretty well written with a little bit of humor that I didn't always get. All in all the most time consuming part of this quilt to date was the time I spent cutting the fabric. Once I started piecing I decided to try chain piecing for the first time and it all went together very quickly. About and hour and a 1/2 to make all of the blocks. Then it took maybe another hour to sew the blocks into a finished top and add the boarders. The original pattern called for a "sweet treat" which is the signature of this particular shop. But I realized that because I only needed five in squares and strips I could easily recreate the pattern using a charm pack and 1/2 of a jelly roll. I didn't really know much about precuts at that time. I guess a honey bun would be just about right. Well I tried out this theory along with my mom and we each made a quilt top out of Figgy pudding. More on those later, they are almost finished.
I am still working out the piecing for the back of this quilt. Since it came as a kit I don't have very much fabric left and since there isn't much available from the "posh" fabric line in any of my online shops I am trying to "Make it work" as Tim Gunn would say. I purchased pink fabric that is the same as the light pink on the front but I need to do some piecing to make it large enough. I have a few ideas in my head I will just have to see if I can make them work. On my to do list for this weekend. That and some pillows a friend asked me to make for her nursery that I have been putting off. The baby is due in two weeks so I guess I better get cracking.


  1. I like your choice of colours in this quilt. Love to see it when it's finished.

  2. Neat quilt! I'm sure you will come up with a nice back!


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