Sunday, 15 February 2015

Eleri's Quilt -Ta Da

Two posts in one day, wonders will never cease! Again just a quick post with my second finish for the first quarter FAL 2015 with Adrianne. I had promised my SIL that I would make a quilt for my niece what seems like eons ago. I had a few false starts ( the dreaded quilting bee where my beautiful quilting fabric disappeared into the aether never to return!)
So, it was time to rectify the problem. I wanted something relatively quick, but that would also look pretty, so this quilt was born:

 
I seem to be going through a blue/green quilt phase at the moment! However, my excuse is that these are the colours Eleri wanted.
 
 
I quilted it very simply with my favourite wavy lines and added a navy and white stripe binding.
 
 
Unfortunately, I only had half a yard of this so had to add a small section of navy blue. The back is a lovely spotty green that I bought for this ages ago.
 
 
I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
 
 
Quilt Stats:
Size 70 inches x 78 inches after washing
 
Crosses from various blue/ green fabrics in my stash. Background 'squares' in mainly Kona solids again from my stash. Background fabric Kona white.
 
Backing fabric- Moda extra wide Dotty  in green
 
Binding- Michael Miller pirate stripe in Navy and a small piece of Kona Navy
 
Wadding - Quilters Dream Orient
 
 Pieced and top quilting using Presencia 60 in white, bottom quilting with So fine white
 
Linking with FAL 2015 ( my original list for this quarter is here: http://therunninghar.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/fal-first-quarter-2015.html)
 





2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

12 comments:

  1. It's stunning Carol, lovely colours, I'm sure she will be delighted with it.

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  2. What a lovely quilt, and so nice to see something for a girl that isn't pink! I like that the binding has a wee bit of another fabric in it.....I don't think that detracts at all. I'm sure she'll love snuggling with it. Juliex

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  3. I love the effect of the blocks when they're sewn together. Beautiful.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous Carol. That stripey scrappy binding is so cute !

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  5. You are definitely having a blue period, and long may it continue. Another beautiful quilt finished and this one is a real beauty!

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  6. What a beautiful quilt. Simple but quite striking. Lucky niece!

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  7. I love these colours! And the block you've chosen is so effective. I'm sure your niece will enjoy this for many many years.

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  8. It's really beautiful - I'm sure your niece will love it.

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  9. Another beautiful finish for you. I love it!

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  10. It is lovely. Blue/green combination is one of my favourites. And I like the navy bit in the binding, I think most quilts look great if they have something a bit different added, like a different piece of binding or one block in a different colour.

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