It’s nearly time for FQ Retreat and the chance to hand over quilts to the Siblings Together charity. Sadly I won’t be there this year so there will be a box of 6 quilts leaving Exeter shortly to go straight to the offices of Siblings Together.
In that box will be this gorgeous quilt:
It may look very similar to one I shared just the other week, and indeed it is similar in size and block design and some fabrics. The other similarity is that the blocks were made by lovely quilters of Instagram and Flickr.
Thanks to everyone who contributed blocks, I think I’ve remembered everyone, apologies if I have missed anyone, there were a lot of you:
joanne333jones, rosedahlia, thewoolpalace, Carol,
petal68, moogiemum, quiltification,
bothybird, jorobexeter, susydunne
Susy and I had a day out to Emily’s and quilted this using her frame, we all had a go. We quilted in wavy lines across the quilt which mimics the wavy lines of the bike path on the back:
Yes, again I pieced the back as a wonky cross, using the bargain £3 per yard Bike Path from Fabric Guild I also used it to bind the quilt along with some fabric pieces that came with blocks.
I machine sewed the binding on for durability and strength and speed might also have been a factor in my decision making.
All the quilts for Siblings Together I’ve finished now have the labels on too:
If you need a label for a quilt please see the info on flickr here.
It’s been a pleasure to be involved in this project again, thanks for all your support.
Pattern: Wonky Cross 9″ blocks
Fabric: a wide variety from stashes in the UK and Europe!
Binding – Scrappy using Bike Path in blue, black and lime green
Backing – Ikea Britten Nummer and Bike Path by Alison Glass in blue
Wadding – Super-Soft 70/30 Eco-Blend by Sew Simple
Quilting – wavy lines using my Janome Horizon on Emily’s frame
Size – Approx 63″ x 90″