04 October 2015

better late than never...





Late spring I finished my moody blue. The top was made last summer using the last pieces of my blue vintage linens that were left after making two lap size quilts: sea glass diamonds and cloud 9. It measures 48" * 80" and is hand-quilted with perle cotton no 16 on quilters dream request cotton batting (a favourite). The big baptist fans pattern on the solids part of the quilt was marked using a favourite stensil from Barb Vedder. I used a cotton linen mix for the bigger solid pieces of the quilt. This adds to the weight and also creates a lovely drape. 

The quilt has spent the summer decorating the wall of my dining room. As the seasons change, it is now put away... And I just wanted to share some pictures....

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10 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I adore everything about this! Such a pretty and dreamy quilt! The hand quilting looks spectacular :)

Pam said...

It is just lovely. Great choice for quilting too!

Patchwork and Play said...

Love that quilting! I tend to stick to straight lines when hand quilting, but this is inspirational! Thank you for sharing such a lovely quilt....

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Kjempefin quilt!! Du er flink!! Håper du her en fin høst!! Hilsen Anne Kari :-)

Nifty Quilts said...

It's wonderful! I love the simple graphic nature along with the Baptist fan quilting. It's the perfect summer decoration. I've just finished a quilt using Barb's stencil too, and the same batting. Getting ready to mark another one with the same stencil.

Brenda said...

lovely! Love the combination of vintage linens and free-form piecing and those hand stitched Baptist fans.

audrey said...

Love that big Baptist Fan hand quilting! Beautiful and serene quilt.:)

Margreth said...

Nice to hear from you again. I missed your posts. And of course your lovely quilts!

Connie said...

I have been going though some of your posts and absolutely love your work and the fact that you enjoy working with reclaimed fabrics. After all that is how quilting began . . . This quilt is so dreamy . . . I love it!
Your newest follower.
Connie :)

sewkatiedid said...

The color way is so perfect with the sky;)