I got my latest parcel from Hawthorne Threads yesterday and was SO excited. I'm making a baby quilt (the one I mentioned in my last post) and I'm so glad the fabric arrived quickly. I got started cutting last night, and thought I'd show off the fabrics I've picked out before posting progress pics.
I'm making a basic post and rail design, nice and bright and in quite neutral colours (yellow, green and orange/red palattes). The design is inspired by this quilt from Red Pepper Quilts. Photos are from my phone, so some are a little funky colour wise, but:
Greens, including Tula Pink's turtle bay and Amy Butler Delhi Blossoms in Lime.
I can't get over how cute the elephant/turtle combo is:
Yellows (or yellow-ish):
And orange/reds, including some of Anna Maria Horner's Field Study and a cute piece from Jennifer Paganelli which was on sale:
Plus this Bohemian Soul for the white accent stripes:
and this for the backing:
I'm looking forward to getting started on and finishing a smaller piece while I'm still chipping away at hand quilting my giant rainbow quilt.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Friday, 14 June 2013
So last November I started making this quilt top. It took slightly longer than I thought and I then folded it up and it lived on the end of my couch for about four months. I fiiiiinally had enough coin to buy the batting and backing fabric (it's a mammoth - 2.4m wide and almost 3m long, so batting wasn't cheap.) I went luxe-ish, nice cotton batting which I'm liking so far (similar to this: Warm Company Batting ), and has made for a really smooth quilt which rolls and folds well. Complicating things further was the fact that the quilt top is bigger than the open space in the biggest room in my house: