Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Recession Quilt Ta Da!

I've just managed to get this quilt finished in the FAL second quarter ( my original list is here). I was Queen Bee for April/May for the Together Circle @do.goodstitches and chose this block

This was  inspired by this quilt . Our numbers in this bee have been sadly depleted (thankfully growing again now) but some of the lovely ladies made me two blocks so I could finish the quilt reasonably quickly. I was originally going to make the quilt with 12 blocks in a 4 x3 arrangement but then realised that once I'd added the border, the quilt would be quite large. So I changed to a 3 x3 block arrangement, with the added bonus that I would have enough blocks left to make another , slightly smaller quilt.
I'm really pleased with how it has turned out, and it's very pretty!

I made the back with a Lotta Jansdotter fabric that was on sale at Pink Castle Fabrics.

The binding is Kona Pomegranate

I debated whether to go to town with the quilting (trying to practise my graffiti quilting) but quite honestly couldn't be bothered. Instead I tried out a, new to me, all over easy flower design. I'm sure there are groovy boards or pantograms with this design, but I did it all freehand. It means the quilt is quite lightly quilted, which gives the quilt a lovely soft feel.

Quilt Stats
Front made with recession blocks made by Together circle of do.good stitches
Back: Follie in blue by Lotta Jansdotter
Wadding: 100% cotton by Fabric Freedom from roll
Binding: Kona Pomegranate
Quilted with Prescencia white  ( 60/3) on top and So fine in white in bobbin
Size : 70 x 68 inches ( it's shrunk more in one direction than another!)

This is my 8th quilt for Siblings Together and I must admit I'm running out of steam, though the camps aren't until August, so I may get some more made, who knows!!

Linking with Adrianne
2015 FAL at On the Windy Side


  1. It's gorgeous Carol - we have finished over 100 quilts so please don't feel you need to do any more right now! How about some selfish sewing for a change?

  2. I love the colours in this one. You've done such a fantastic job with the Siblings Together quilts, no wonder you've run out of steam.

  3. Love the colours and design , and your quilting is perfect . This one looks antiquey and ready to be snuggled under !

  4. It's fabulous!

    *Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad*

  5. My ST quilts for 2015 have been posted so I'm working on them for 2016 now. :)

  6. It's lovely!

    *visiting as myself this time!!*

  7. This turned out beautifully! I think you have made enough ST quilts for now. I'm personally looking forward to seeing your sparkle punch quilt finished xx