Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Which half gets your vote?

Whoop whoop!! I've finished the other half of my Easy Bricks quilt :)
*Please excuse the dark, crappy pictures; it's late and I had no helper!!*

Let me backtrack for new readers (or those that have forgotten!)... I made the lovely Easy Bricks quilt by Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter, you can see the finished quilt top here. Despite loving it I realised it was just too big and one became two when I chopped it in half!

I finished the first 'half quilt' last week and now I've finished the second:

If you look really closely you can see the quilting on the back (it isn't really this dark, the picture is terrible)! I quilted it from the wrong side, tracing round some of the shapes in the fabric so the front looks like stars/squiggles/nice patterns. It's slightly odd looking but I like it and the quilt feels SO nice. The stitch length is by no means perfect (ha! not even close) but I enjoyed my first attempt at something other than straight lines:

Presenting the two half quilts...

On the left, 'half quilt ONE': straight line quilting, pieced backing, cute flowery binding.

On the right, 'half quilt TWO': traced quilting, bright backing, dotty binding.

So, what do you think?? Which one shall I keep to give my daughter and which one shall I donate? Wanna vote? Oh go on! There's a little poll on the bottom of the right column... vote for the keeper :)

p.s. This is for our amusement only, the poll will not be the final say ;)
p.p.s. Oh my!! :) That's me exciting and grinning at my 51 followers! Thank you lovely folks :)
I'll make a little promise now to save some pennies to buy a nice treat for a giveaway once I hit 100!


  1. Love them both! I voted for the 2nd half only because I really, really like the backing fabric :-)

  2. The little birdie fabric in number one is cute,but I also like the backing fabric on number two half! So two gets my vote.

    Your FMQ is lookin good :)

  3. I love that backing fabric, too.. and dots. But I also like the serenity of no. 1. Such a hard choice! And your FMQ looks great!

  4. I like the purple one!!

  5. I would have to vote (which I will in a second) for keeping half quilt two because of the backing and the dotted binding.

  6. I love Amy's pattern. :o) I used it before as well. And will use it again.
    I can't decide. I like them both. :o)

  7. Quilt 2 gets my vote, i love your quilting and i love the backing fabric!

  8. Quilt 2 gets my vote, i love your quilting and i love the backing fabric!

  9. They're both beautiful! I don't think I could choose one over the other... I know, I know, a lot of help I am! lol

  10. Lucy I love the FMQ on the 2 quilts that started out as 1 it is unique, and the raindrops look like Paisleys:):)

  11. i'm partial to the one on the right. that dotty binding makes me swoon. :) love the quilting too!

    thanks so much for linking up to finish it up Friday!