Friday, October 15, 2010

Sudoku Quilts

Last year I made a quilt really fast, 6 days for the piecing and quilting.  I neglected my family and my husband took on extra at home so I could make this quilt to enter a show. I decided on Friday night that yes I  would enter a quilt and the deadline for posting the entry form with photos was the following Friday.

None of my WIP (Works In Progress) fit the requirements so I had to start from the beginning.  A phone call to Mum produced the suggestion of a Sudoku quilt.  Sounded interesting and reasonably easy to make up.  I drafted a pattern and went shopping for fabric, that was a hardship - not!  I used a completed puzzle done by Jonathan for the fabric placement.

I had been the proud owner of my long arm machine for a month at this stage so I had a number of frustrating moments during quilting but the judges did not comment on this so I was happy.
Here's my quilt, 'Sudoku Blues'

I know you can't see all of it but the puzzle is correct.

Earlier this year an article was written in Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine about the show I entered this quilt in to and a photo of this quilt was included. A lady in South Africa emailed me about my quilt and wished to make one, would I mind?  I was thrilled that someone was inspired to make a quilt because they really liked mine.  Linza has sent me some photos of her quilt and given me permission to post them on my blog.  Enjoy.

more blocks
one block
before quilting

Linza has made her quilt a bit larger and included some more fabric.  It looks great and I'm really pleased she enjoyed making it after seeing Sudoku Blues.  Congratulations Linza, a wonderful quilt!

Happy Sewing



  1. Oh blues are always so fresh looking. LoVe the quilt. Alsolutely WELL DONE!

  2. Hi Cheryl,
    a long wait for a reply, sorry. I also love the blues and I like that Linza's quilt is quite different to mine though both are blue. The fabrics she chose give a lighter overall effect, mine is quite dark in comparison. it would be interesting to see in 9 different colours as well, one day when I have a bit of time...