A few weeks ago I took this red batik quilt over to Janette, who has a Longarm Quilting Studio over at East Bergholt called J-Quilts. My daughter Alice made this several months ago, while she was working at our local quilt shop during her gap year. Anyway, this weekend she came home from university for a couple of days, so it was the perfect opportunity to finish it. I am so proud of her - Alice's piecing was so neat and precise. Here's a closeup of the piecing and the black backing fabric is perfect for showcasing the wonderful quilting. Alice wanted a red thread to compliment her red batiks, and this looks really dramatic...
...anyway, she wanted me to help out by cutting her some binding strips while she was busy with her new hobby - crochet! So the binding strips were cut from the leftover backing fabric, and then machined into place, and finally slip stitched by hand to the back of the quilt. And yes, I managed to do all this while she was still busy with a ball of wool and a crochet hook!...
...this pattern is called "Pie Chart" and was part of a "Stash Pot Pie" programme that was held at my local quilt shop a few years ago. Unfortunately it's been really difficult to photograph these reds - they either look pink or orange, but they really are beautiful and rich. Alice is really pleased with her quilt - doesn't it look fabulous!!
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