Monday, 23 December 2013

Parcels of Gratitude

This quilt has been such fun to make.  Inspired from the two mini’s I have recently completed.  I added a vertical and horizontal piece to the blocks.  I then also made the block large, finishing at approx 20 inches square. 

The block looks like wrapped and ribboned parcels.  

Parcels of Gratitude.

Fabric was pulled from my stash, and I also added some FQ’s gathered on a trip to GJ’sin Lygon St.

The back ground is all Kona Ash.  My bolt is almost gone … time to order another!

I wanted to really stretch myself with this quilt.  I can happily stitch a stipple all day, but a different design was needed for this.  I watched some videos (Thanks Ebony) and chatted to some online friends, and decided to go with a spiral design in the grey areas. 

I learnt that stitching in the ditch can be done without rulers, albeit roughly.  If you use similar thread this is not really that noticeable.  I also learnt how to move in and out of my spirals and move around the quilt top.   

My quilting is more dense towards the end, however this is something that I can work on.  

 I quilted wiggly lines in the coloured sections of the blocks, and pebbles in the black centers.

Backing is a purple wideback, also gleaned whilst at GJ’s from the discount bin.


The binding is scrappy strips from the leftovers.  It nicely frames the quilt top.


The quilt is a gift for the wonderful lady who takes my daughter to school and back, every day.  I cherish all that she does for me and our family.  I love that I can gift something in return for all she does for us.

Wrapping to deliver and put under their tree for Christmas morning. 


  1. Caz, what a wonderful gift! She will love it. Your quilting looks great.

    : )

  2. What a fabulous gift to give, great quilting!!

  3. So lovely! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla

  4. You did a great job with the quilting! Love the quilt!