Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Garden Party Quilt

Woohoo!  I finished this quilt!  It’s a bit of a story – I bought the fabric in June 2010 at the Sandown Quilt show.  I fancied sewing something pretty so purchased these fat quarters:

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And then at the sewing class I used to go to, they ran a class based on this quilt using the gorgeous garden party by Moda


Here’s a picture of the original:



My background is a little cream pattern on cream, and I have used 3 different patterns.

The buds of the flowers are a clever little foldy thing:craft 099

I decided to use green for my sashing, here it is without the final cream border:

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I rather like the green sashing, makes it look like trellis don’t you think?

I am a hand quilter not a machine quilter (though it’s on my list of things to learn to do in 2012!), so I decided to quilt flowers around the edge, and then more in the final border.  I did machine quilt ‘in the ditch’ around the sashing.  It looks fabulous on the back!

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Some green binding and I’ve called it done!

Here’s the final quilt:

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I’m giving it to my Mum for Christmas, shhh don’t tell her!


Helen said...

If I were your Mum I would love it, it is gorgeous and beautifully done! As one who can (literally) barely sew a button I am so (sorry) impressed!

scrappysue said...

Wow Linda, I can't believe you hand sewed all that, its stonking! I get into a right strop even sewing on school name tags! It turned out so beautiful, I'm sure your Mum will love it. x

Shari said...

This is gorgeous Linda - you have made a beautiful job of this. I am very impressed with your sewing skills. Your mum is going to love this, what a fabulous gift.