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:

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side


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

  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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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.