Wednesday, February 11, 2015

First finish of 2015...

I'm thrilled to be sharing my latest finished quilt. It is a scrappy trip around the world inspired by Bonnie Hunter's technique and it is for my DD1. She does know about it and has seen it "in progress" but she hasn't seen it finished with the binding...so TA-DA (I know she reads my blog...)

The fabrics are very much her colours and the applique in the borders are all things she likes. Yoga, hot chocolate, knitting, reading and sheep.

UPDATE:  Did any one else notice the spelling error?  Prey…not pray!?  Oops…that’s my mistake, but it made me giggle so much it is staying in!  Thanks Lynda for pointing it out!

I quilted it "big stitch" with Perle Cotton size 8. I didn't know how to quilt it at first, but thanks to some inspiring quilted toilet paper I came up with the ideas of quilting clamshells all over it. :o)  (Please tell me you get inspired by toilet paper too !! LOL)

It matches very nicely with a pillow I made for her last year. The girl is set now and I believe has plans to match them with some decor when she eventually gets a place of her own. (this could be a long time for now!! LOL)

So what's next? Well I'm personally taking a change in direction. I have taken the decision to finish teaching. I will be seeing through my commitments until the end of March, but after that I won't be offering any new classes. With that in mind I have had a big sort out of all my notes and teaching Blue Peters (samples) and will be getting them finished. This basket is full of blocks of one kind or another and somehow I will make sense of them and put them to good use. I do like a challenge :o)

I also have a few other UFO’s still about that need finishing like these Pinwheels

and these giant granny squares.

Until next time...♥

16 comments:

Mary said...

Beautiful Quilt and Work! Just Beautiful, Hugs, Mary

Janet said...

What a beautiful gift!! I love the applique you added to it. Hand quilting is so soft and cuddly - I bet the texture is fantastic!

audrey said...

Really lovely quilt! The big stitch quilting is wonderfu. Love the clamshell pattern! And really, patterns are everywhere.:)

Ellyn said...

I love how you did those borders! s cute. and no, can't say I've ever been inspired by toilet paper! whatever works.

Elizabeth said...

That is a beautiful quilt, one lucky daughter. Love the big stitch quilting too.

Leanne said...

Lovely quilt Jane and toilet paper inspired quilting made me smile.

anne bebbington said...

Love the clamshell quilting design - regardless of the inspiration :)

Lynn/Kitty said...

That quilt is such a lovely gift for your girl. I bet she loves it. Can't wait to see what you do with those samples too!

Timi said...

It's such a wonderful present for Bekah! I am sure she will like it very much! :o)

Cindy said...

The quilt is cool. Interesting twist on the "Eat, Pray, Love" book. ;-)

Linda said...

How beautiful! I love all the details. You are very talented. :)

Bekah said...

YAY!!! THANK YOU!!! :D
I can't wait to be all curled up in it! :)

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun quilt -- I love that you put all of your daughter's favorites in the border -- very clever!

alexa said...

Love the quilt... but I also especially love the project you've got waiting in your basket. Can't wait to see them finished too!

Quilt Guru said...

I love looking at your postings, especially when they are about quilts. I often look closely at your pictures, looking at the fabrics you use because I remember many of them from the days when you were selling fabric. Those days have lots of great memories for me.

I love the big stitch you've used on the quilt. I'm using big stitch on a quilt I'm making for my sister. I found some hand dyed silk perle cotton size thread. It goes perfectly with the main fabric.

Love your postings! Glenna

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Oh wow that is beautiful Jane, I love the borders just stunning x