Sunday, February 7, 2016
"Naughts and Crosses"
That's the name of this quilt I made several weeks back. Made from a layer cake and a solid cream.
The layer cake is by Sandy Gervais for Moda, the range is called "Everlasting" which how I feel about my friend I have gifted this to.
Scroll through the quilting, label and binding process............................
Matilda's Own Wool batting would have to be my favourite batting, so nice to work with and it shows off the textures of the quilting brilliantly.
Some straight framing lines, 'scribbling' and pebbles add some delicious textures to keep your eye wandering over the quilt.
Can you spot my 'Amish' (AKA- humble block) block in the next photo?
I used a Glide thread for the swirls and loops in a colour called 'Bark' and the cream squares I used a cream Madeira thread.
I saw a photo on Pinterest which lead me to kelbysews blog, she had made this quilt, no mention of where the pattern came from, although I am supporter of buying patterns, there wasn't one to buy (not that I could track down). It was easy to add cream squares to the layer cake squares and trim! You see I made the flange binding again, here's the link for the tutorial if you missed last time.
Then there was the label, same heart felt saying as on some earlier quilts, this time drawn on a vintage doiley that my friend gifted me.
I have been keeping up with regular walks up and around Mt Parihaka as I am keen to take on the Tongariro Crossing again this year, so I have to keep up my fitness and it's just so lovely up there!
Check out the view from the top.................so worth it!
That's a south/west view of Whangarei, looks amazing on a clear day.