Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Bound with Crosshatch in Tangerine!

and back, below:

Detail, below:

This quilt was begun in 2011, in one of  Ferret's  one-day "Speed Quilt" classes.   It's a quilt-as-you-go quilt, with minimal quilting.   I then reached an impasse with the colours I'd chosen.  (This is actually the second speed quilt I made - the first (the third quilt I ever made) went to my niece abroad, unphotographed.  Again, I shall have to remedy that.  This was an attempt to recreate that quilt for memememe.   

I adore the AMH innocent crush rose in the centre, but was concerned that the colour didn't link into the rest of the quilt.  Hence the butterfly - which I think needs tilting a little - it's turned out a little too uniformly placed.  It did take many months to arrive at this particular solution!

I outline quilted the central rose, which shows up nicely on the back (photo not uploading for some inscrutable to me reason). 

The quilt then sat for years, whilst I auditioned bindings.   And then, Architextures arrived, and everything fell into place.  

 And then the fudge, my favourite bit of this quilt.  I was actually binding it (yes I was) when I noticed a slight lack of linen....   I hunted around in my fabrics (more auditioning) and this virtually fell at my feet.

It was a scrap that had been used to wrap a Fat Quarter bundle from far away shores - reader, I keep them all!!   Of course then there was a slight diversion whilst I googled furiously in an attempt to identify it - Avant Garden from Modernology by Pat Bravo.

And this one's a keeper!  

Quilt Stats:  59" x 59"
Fabrics Front:  
Turn of Evens in Plum -Innocent Crush - Anna Maria Horner
Sandlewood in Tangerine - Love - Amy Butler
Clippings in Passion - Loulouthi - Anna Maria Horner
Sun Spots in Olive - Love - Amy Butler
Crosshatch in Tangerine - Architextures - Carolyn Friedlander 
Fabrics Back: 
Stof Linen
Doughty's White
Avant Garden in Blanc - Modernology - Pat Bravo
& the teeny strip of stripes is Wa-Modern by Hokkoh.

Right, housework beckons (joke - it never does).  My next UFO does though.  And perhaps some reading up of HTML codes!


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  2. so nice to see this one finished and I get to see it in the flesh later!!
    It looks great!

  3. Beautiful - especially like the tangerine binding.


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