15 November 2018

I am Enough QAL

I mentioned before that I am participating in the I am Enough QAL hosted by Melanie at Southern Charm Quilts.  You can see my previous post and details here:

There are prizes if you submit work in progress photos, but these are for US residents only, I don't mind as the pattern is free and I am really enjoying having this as my machine project.  We had a little bit of hand embroidery this week and then started joining some of the sections.

The quilt will be roughly the size of my design wall - a nice lap size, but as you can see from all the white space, we still have some work to do!

I am really happy with the ombre effect french Braid which will form one side of the quilt, it is really difficult to photograph!

The 'I am enough' embroidered quote and the maker's hand blocks are a nice touch

But my absolute favourite has to be the centre Dresden Plate, which was designed to be the colour wheel for this project - such a clever idea.

Most of the coloured print fabrics are from a layer cake of 'English Garden' by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton & Steel and a FQ bundle of 'Wild Bloom' by Bari J for Art Gallery

28 October 2018

Finished and Bound

I have finished the hand quilting on 'Happy Days' the 2016 BOM from Sarah Fielke. It was the first time I used a big needle and thicker thread; I loved how this turned out and will definitely do this type of hand quilting again.  The top is all Liberty Tana Lawns apart from the background which is a small grey pin dot on white from Marsha McCluskey staples collections.  I used Hobbs Quilter's Dream Request Cotton Batting and Aurifl 12wt Threads. You can see this quilt coming together in my previous posts: