Made it: Disco Quilt

October 28, 2013

Apart from my first quilt that I made in a class this is the first quilt that I have made start to finish in less than a month. You can see it as a work in progress here. I am so proud of it, every time I spotted it around the house I was so thrilled. I have called it Disco Quilt because of all the little mirror ball dots. I must admit when I was faced with all that shiny fabric I was a little overwhelmed but now it is pieced and quilted and washed and crinkled it just looks brilliant.

Disco quilt 2

It has been wrapped up and sent off with my mum who was staying this weekend to take it and deliver it to a special little girl. I really hope that she likes it. I didn’t label it, which I am starting to regret but I can always sneak in and add a label when I am down on holiday. I had to photograph it inside, due to enforced delivery date and crazy winds and weather. The pictures are well lit but I just can’t get far enough away to get a proper photo of the whole quilt.

Disco quilt 3

I love the backing fabric and although I wish I had managed to get enough for a whole back I do like the added pieced panel on the back. In the end I decided to have a go with the spray baste and I loved it. Anything bigger might be a struggle for me but for this it was great. I lugged it around and in and out of my machine and it stayed together beautifully.

Disco quilt 1

The quilting always scares me but I attached my walking foot, took a deep breath and got on with it! I am more than happy with how it turned out. There are certainly some wonky lines but you have to really search to find them and once I had finished binding (handsewn to the back), washed and tumble dried it you can’t see it at all. I was in two minds with the quilting whether to do twice as much, going through every square twice but I really liked how the simple quilting gives the illusion of on point half square triangles too.

disco quilt collage 2


Disco Quilt Stats:

Pattern: St Louis 16 Patch

Size: 42″ x 56″

Fabrics: (Front) Mirror Ball Dots from Village Haberdashery and Kona solids from Simply Solids

(Back) Print from local fabric shop. More Mirror Ball Dots.

(Binding) Klona Cotton Ash from Backstitch

Quilting: Machine quilted using variegated Aurifil 50wt

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  • Reply Alex October 28, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    It’s gorgeous- well done!! 🙂

    • Reply Kelly October 30, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Thank you very much, I am so pleased with what I managed to do!

  • Reply Sarah Tilby October 28, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Love it love it love it love it. Love you sis x She will be so chuffed x

    • Reply Kelly October 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks Sis, it is a shame I don’t get to see her reaction but I hope that she loves it.

  • Reply Sarah October 28, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Looks gorgeous, love the Disco Balls. I am inspired!

    • Reply Kelly October 30, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      Oh that is good to hear. To start with I found the fabric really overwhelming but as it went together I fell for it a bit!

  • Reply Jen aka The Mad House October 30, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    It is beautiful

    • Reply Kelly October 30, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      Thank you Jen.

  • Reply Quyen Hoang November 4, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Wow! Your blog is so cute and colorful! I like “Liberty Flash” so much.
    Your quilt up there have small flowers that i love 🙂

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