Sun 26 Sep 2010
Crumbs, my last post was a long time ago. I blame a couple of big projects and a busy summer (not all work though there was rather a lot of play too). I started the two big projects during a glorious week at home in the Spring but didn’t finish them until last month and didn’t get around to photographing them until last weekend. Where does the time fly to? The two projects were very different, one was a quilt and the other was a Lady Grey coat. The idea was that the simple stitching of the quilt would balance out the technical difficulty of the coat and I am glad that I could bounce between the two projects. It did slow down the construction of the quilt though and I feel a wee bit bad about that as it was a present (ah well, I think they forgive me).
Two of my favourite people were wed earlier this year and I was honoured to be a bridesmaid. The wedding weekend was a fusion of Hindu and Scottish colour and energy, and it was lots of fun. With that in mind I designed a colourful quilt for them (because all newly-weds should have something to snuggle under). The patterned fabric is from two collections designed by Anna Maria Horner, mixed with a variety of plains. I think I spent about two days moving around the squares before I was happy with the balance but that was fun and challenging, and the patchwork was quick and simple. The backing was soft and cosy quilter’s flannel that I machine dyed with Dylon. The quilting was also simple, just 1/4″ off-set squares.
R helped me take the pictures but the wind made the process rather tricky (and silly). I thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt and I love the way the colour combinations have turned out. I have to admit that I didn’t want to give away the quilt but N&D are special so I was good (and anyway, I have my next quilt all planned out and that one’s for R and me).