Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Camelot!


Remember yesterday when I told you there was a fourth quilt project I started? This is Block #1 of Camelot!

Sometimes when I'm feeding Olivia in the wee hours of the morning, I'm surfing the web and "accidentally" buy things. After viewing some absolutely drop-dead gorgeous quilts and blocks made from this pattern, one hopped in my etsy cart and travelled all the way from Australia to me.

Camelot is quite a ambitious pattern by Trish Harper which includes templates for sixteen unique circle blocks which are meant to be hand-pieced. Pretty crazy, right? I jumped right in, cut all my fabrics for block one, started the hand sewing and decided I wouldn't have a Camelot quilt of my own for decades with this approach. So I took it to the machine and voila! I think it turned out okay! It's definitely not perfection, but as with most things, I'm trying to take this as a learning experience. And my Y-seams actually lay flat. After finishing Block One, I started looking through the rest of them, and let me tell you, this one is child's play compared to the rest!


But I figure, if I can conquer Camelot, there is not a lot of other piecing in the quilting world I can't accomplish!

If anyone else is as crazy as I am and would like to Camelot-along, there are a few of us in a Flickr group here and you can purchase the pattern here. The more the merrier!

21 comments:

  1. Oh, man. Your first block is amazing! Wow. The fabrics you're using are lovely together!

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  2. holy cow that is GORGEOUS! you are brave! i looove it - keep it up. :-)

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  3. Love your block! I'm still toying with the idea of buying the pattern... Maybe if I finish a couple things it'll be my reward!

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  4. Beautiful!! I can't even contemplate circles yet so I'll just droll over the pictures of your camelot! haha!!

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  5. I've drooled over this pattern for ages - there's definitely one in my future! (Once I clear a few other WIPs! Ahem). Yours is going to be fab!

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  6. Oh my gosh, this pattern is simply stunning! Thank you for sharing it, I suspect it might just sneak into my Etsy cart ;)

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  7. I'll call ya crazy. Crazy amazing! What an excellent challenge - you go girl!

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  8. Its an amazing quilt and im looking forward to watching your progress. I really dont need another WIP but it looks too good to resist...

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  9. Wow~ that is one amazing quilt! It looks so complicated! But, oh-so-beautiful!!

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  10. Your Camelot block is beautiful! Can't wait to see more :-)

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  11. Hat's off to you! This will be super fun to watch!

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  12. It's gorgeous Megan! Hooray for midnight shopping! It's probably the middle of the day here in Aus so it makes perfect sense that you shop online at that time. Can't wait to see the rest of your blocks. Let me know if you want to tackle one together at the same time

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  13. i keep coming back to look at this. you're going to really kick butt on this quilt!

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  14. Oh, that's gorgeous. And I can't imagine machine piecing it - looks so hard!! Looking forward to seeing your finished blocks. That is going to be one stunning quilt!

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  15. These are phenomenal! Had seen that pattern, too, but was not brave enough to try it. I have faith in you! :)

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  16. Camelot is beautiful. We have a bnb not far from us which i tried to buy a few years back named Camelot, equally as beautiful!
    I have been studying your little folks quilt.
    Its stunning and one that suits my style...was this a improv pattern of your own. Happy to share or do you have a pattern i could buy. I too will use AMH's voile, its a dream to sew with. Thank you

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  17. Love your new blog header, although I always enjoyed trying to identify and name the fabrics on your hexagons.

    Looking forward to seeing how your Camelot quilt is progressing.

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  18. Hi! I've been following you on Instagram (I'm klassykara) and I'm super excited to read more on your blog. :)

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