Monday, 24 August 2015

Carlton's Quilt

It's been a busy month for me so far on the sewing front, with both FOQ and a 2 day quilting course at Cottonpatch with the fabulous Angela Walters. I'll say no more, just in case I decide to do another post. I enjoyed them both immensely!!

Onto Carlton's quilt, which is now finished. This is my second finish of FAL third quarter ( original post here ). Carlton is the four year son of my niece Angharad and her partner Dan. You may remember that Angharad committed suicide last October. Carlton stays every weekend with my BIL and SIL to give Dan a break and to allow them to see their grandson. This quilt is for his bed in their house. I wanted to make a quilt that would last him for a few years but would also act as a sort of eye spy quilt, as Carlton has poor language skills for his age.

 In the end, I chose to make another trip around the world quilt, but with the middle strip of the block being white, with the surrounding strips getting progressively darker. So each block has one strip of white, pale blue, aqua, royal blue, lime and navy.

The back is a extra wide quilt back from Riley Blake.

I quilted it with zigzag lines to echo the back and to give it a more masculine look.
The binding is Kona navy blue with a small strip of lime green.
Quilt Stats:
Size: 6ft x 5 ft approx. ( I forgot to measure it after washing)
Pattern: Trip around the world by Bonnie Hunter using strips from my stash
Back : Extra wide zigzag in white and aqua by Riley Blake 
Binding: Kona navy with a strip of Kona  chartreuse
Wadding: 100% cotton by Fabric Freedom from roll
Quilted with Glide 17543 in light grey on top and bottom line #622 in gray
Linking up with Adrianne when the time comes



2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Second Recession Quilt-TA Da!

This is my first finish of the third quarter of FAL with Adrianne ( list here ) It is another charity quilt,  made by the Together circle of do.good stitches. I had 4 blocks left over from the original Recession Quilt and decided to make another similar quilt.

Svea had made me a green block whereas the others were all pink. I think I managed to incorporate it successfully into this quilt. For the back I used a piece of Dear Stella camping fabric with a scrap piece of green with white dots, left over from another quilt.

I quilted it again with flowers like the last one but adding a few daisies ( and one butterfly) this time.
I used Kona Pomegranate and Chartreuse for the binding, to pick up the colours in the quilt.

I have already posted it to Siblings Together ( though not heard yet that it has been received) along with 15 other quilts ( 7 of which were donated by members of my LQG).
Quilt Stats
Quilt size: 60 inches square
Blocks made by Together Circle of do.good stitches and my scraps for the borders
Back: Dear Stella camping fabric and scrap of green with white dots ( can't remember who this is by)
Binding: Kona Pomegranate and Kona Chartreuse
Wadding: 100% cotton by Fabric Freedom from roll
Quilted with Prescencia 60/3 in white on top. So Fine 401 ( white ) in bobbin
Linking with Adrianne

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side
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