Monday 24 November 2014


There is nothing like a new project to banish the post wedding blues. I have had this pattern for a while now but  after seeing lots of scrummy versions on social media sites thought it was time to dive in.

This is Stonefields by the talented Susan Smith of Australia. This quilt was made as a commission for a film being made in Ireland. As of yet we do not know who is in it or the title but I do hope the quilt gets more than a bit part

These blocks are 6.5 inches and there are a total of 121. 

It is such a soft and gentle quilt and very pretty. These four stars are in the corners of the quilt. they are then surrounded by a border of flying geese and then a large border of appliqued hexagons. Pink, hexagons, sounds like a me quilt.

Trying to use as many different fabrics as I can.

Now we are up to nine and a hexagon rosette.  A great tip from a blogging friend who said to cut and make them as you go. Every time I use a fabric I cut hexagons and flying geese.

I love this block. The hardest part is choosing fabric and trying to use fabrics in unexpected combinations. Some of these pieces are quite small so it is fun digging into the bag of scraps to see what emerges.

For some time I have been collecting shirting type fabrics and they are coming in very handy for this project. The difference in hexagon sizes. The middle one used for the border is 3/4 inch and the ones in the blocks are 3/8 inch.

The next three prepped and ready to go.


Should you want to join in and make your own version of this beautiful quilt then you can buy it from Susan or indulge in a block of the month from The Running Chicken.

Thought I would leave you with one more wedding photo. All ready and waiting to go. Maisie thought it was great fun and posed perfectly playing peepo with the bedpost.

Happy Stitching.

Love Shirley.