A few weeks ago we had a dryish day and we went up to visit my mum and eldest brother to chop wood and stage a photo shoot with a couple of finished quilts.
They have a large and beautiful garden, great for the children to run around in and explore:
So while they did that I stood holding up the quilt:
You can read a bit more about this quilts progress here.
I bought some yardage in Randi’s sale a month or so ago with the back of this quilt in mind. It was brilliant value, working out with shipping costs at just over £3 per yard!
So I pieced together some of Lizzy House’s Outfoxed prints (bright green Jewel in Outwitted, Foliage in Outwitted, Tufts in Outwitted and Foxglove in Outwitted).
I machine stitched the binding to the front of the quilt and then hand-stitched it to the back, I had a it of time spare to do it and I do prefer a hand-stitched binding.
Not leaving it quite to the last minute I designed a quilt label, I had some injet cotton fabric sheets (from here) and printed onto that. I then hand wrote the details on with a permanent fabric pen.
At the weekend we went to Joanna and David’s wedding and gifted the quilt to them. They had a quick peek at it and I believe they were delighted but they have now left the country for sunnier climes so won’t be needing it just yet!
Made for: Joanna and David
Size: 55″ x 65″
Fabric: Scraps from my own collection and others from Johanna, Cindy and Kerry. Better Value Cotton White from Seamstar. Binding – Rings in red by Khristian A. Howell from Desert Daydreams collection
Quilting: Quilted by me on my machine, stitching 1/4″ from each seam line and then a cross hatch across all the blocks.
Batting: Hobbs Heirloom Wadding Natural 100% cotton with scrim
Pattern: Pieced Scrap Border Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts – tutorial here