A few weeks ago I bought a gorgeous charm pack - "Windermere" by Brenda Riddle Designs for Moda, from KIS Quilting Ltd in Ipswich. This collection of fabric is really pretty and was just perfect for the project that I had in mind. I also bought some yardage of one of the prints in this range from Pretty Fabric and Trims (Sarah always pays such attention to detail when she wraps up orders)...
...the charm squares were cut into quarters - these 2.5" squares stitched together really quickly on my new Bernina 570QE. It's an absolute dream sewing machine! The parcel from Pretty Fabric and Trims had the most gorgeous fabric inside that was used for the backing...
...this project was layered up with cotton batting, and quilted very simply in straight rows, using Aurifil 40wt thread and a Superior Titanium Topstitch needle. These rows are all 0.5" apart, the edge of the walking foot was used as a guide both for the spacing and keeping the rows straight. One of my labels was machined into place across a corner, stitched through all layers before the binding was attached. Binding strips were cut at 3.5" then folded in half, machine stitched to the front of the project and then folded over to the back. Clover Wonder Clips are much easier to use than pins, and are especially good if you're sewing through thick layers or plastic...
...I used the same Aurifil 40wt thread that I'd used for the quilting to hand sew the binding in place. Now the project is complete and it's time for a photoshoot - and once it's been delivered I'll share a picture on here and show you what it looks like!
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