A few months ago, I pulled out a bundle of fat quarters that had been hiding away in a box for absolutely years - these are from the Urban Mod collection by Art Gallery fabrics, and had been bought from J-Quilts. These were swiftly chopped up and pieced together again, using the Turning Twenty pattern by Tricia Cribbs. Once the quilt top had been made, I packed it away as I wasn't sure how i wanted to quilt it. and life became incredibly busy...
...well last month I finally decided to get it quilted, and took it along to Daisy May Quilting, a husband and wife team that live just a short drive from where I live. Val has been a quilting friend for many years, and this was swiftly transformed by her husband John - I chose an all over design for this one, and this design is called Kelly. I collected it a couple of weeks ago and was absolutely thrilled to bits with it!...
...there was enough backig fabric left over to make the binding too, and this fabric worked perfectly with the Art Gallery fabrics that I'd used for the front. I prefer wider bindings for my larger quilts and machine quilted the strips together, then machined it to the front of the quilt, ready to fold over and hand stitch to the back. I'm rather pleased with those mitred corners...
...and here it is on a photoshoot shoot. I chose a bamboo wadding (both wadding and backing were supplied by Daisy May Quilting) and it drapes really well. As the name suggests, this was made with 20 fat quarters, and is a great size - it's set out in a 4x5 block arrangement and is approx 70" x 86" - now I keep looking at a few more FQ bundles that I've bought in the past, as I need to make a new quilt for the bed in my spare room. Just deliberating over colours!
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