Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Stack and Whack Success

This quilt I have had in my possession for longer than I care to think about.  I had planned on quilting it earlier, but had doubted by skills.

Deciding to swallow my fears and just start, I loaded and wound bobbins in prerparation.  Black thread, makes quilting on black fabric quite difficult.  Lucky I have a light filled room, so provided the sun is shining, I was good to go.

I quilted the piano key borders and the blocks with wavy lines, in the same passes.  I then went back and did the sashing with a random geometric stipple.  This makes a lovely visual dance on the quilt.

 I am pleased with the outcome, and should have trusted myself.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Flower Sugar Quilt

 I have a quilt to share.

I had purchased for my stash some of the delightful Flower Sugar range, from the lovely people at Leicen.  

Showing off my treasures, a friend made the comment that the fabric had particular significance, and even looked very similar to a tattoo he has.  It also turns out that his mother is turning 92 this month!  

 We had a quick chat and we quickly devised a plan to present her with a lovely lap quilt on this auspicious occasion. 

The bunches of roses hold particular significance, so a quilt which utilized the beautiful main fabric as a focus was important.  I made the decision to use the teal, partly as that was what was in the store, and also as it is much easier to keep clean than the white background.

I coordinated the borders, using a smaller scale print, but still the bunches of roses.  

The binding, I made the bold decision to use white.  A great choice as it blends beautifully with the top and the backing, which is a sensual flannel in a grey weave print.

 Quilted in an open, all over stipple, this quilt is just divine to touch, and a feast for the eyes.

 I really have enjoyed making this project.