Balderdash quilt

Balderdash stitch along - a great fat quarter friendly quilt option

I recently participated in the Emma Jean Jansen Balderdash stitch along (SAL). Emma is an Australian quilt and fabric designer. This is the first quilt I have made of Emma's and I loved how the pattern itself was laid out, it was simple to read, had great cutting diagrams for each sized quilt (there are three to choose from baby, small or large throw) and even a colouring/planning sheet. The planning sheet was such a great idea, I cut out samples of the fat quarters I had selected and then proceeded to re-arrange on the sheet until I was happy with the colour distribution. 

I chose to use Lori Holts Bee plaids range and focused on the autumn colours of red, orange and yellows. The crosses are also using the Bee plaid range - just the white backgrounds.

I finished the project within the designated 5 week time frame (a miracle I know!). I found the weekly email received from Emma (that detailed the breakdown of the weeks activities) acted as a great prompt to keep me going. Emma also had tips each week on her social media posts, which were definitely worth listening to. 

I did get the quilt long armed by Chris and Alan Hall (Tranquilitee Quilting) who are local to The Rural Stitch Co and chose a baptist fan design. I'm pretty happy with how it has turned out and I'm looking to repeat using the green and blues of the Bee Plaid range as well as changing the crosses to a grey colour - watch this space!

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