12 October 2016

scrap buster medallion








A public photoshoot on a sunny october day by the sea,  airing the newly finished "scrap buster medallion" and taking advantage of having an extra pair of hands / capable photographer helping out. The quilt finishes at 60" by 80", is hand-quilted with perle cotton no 16 on a soft and lovely hobbs cotton batting. 

This one have been 6 years in the making, including a long hibernation waiting for me to find a way to make it a bit wider. The aqua frame was added this spring, using small fussy-cut motives from the african butterfly print by alexander henry I used for the back. 

It feels a bit strange bringing your creation out in the open. It is a good way to display a bigger quilt if you don't have a big garden of your own. I always appreciate the way daylight presents the colours of the quilts. So hopefully this first will not be the last outdoor in public photoshoot adventure for me...

; )

15 comments:

Frog Quilter said...

Wow its beautiful. Simple but stunning. I love how the border is has small bits of interesting fabrics inserted. Your hand quilting is fabulous.

Nifty Quilts said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the fresh look of white with pops of bright color. It looks like there are many fun surprises to discover in the pieces. Your stitching is just right. It is stunning there at the beach. It's extra fun to see a photo of you in the quilt!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Such a lovely quilt! And I love your hand quilting on this, makes it extra-special!

quiltingbydawn said...

Gorgeous quilt! The photo shoot is absolutely wonderful!

liz said...

Love the whimsy and simplicity of your quilt.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Marit! This is how good looks to me! I love the scrappy look with lots of white! Turquoise border with few special pieces is perfect! And you smiling with your dear quilt - super! x Teje

Charlotte M. said...

So very very pretty and it photographs very nicely outside.

Pam said...

Beautiful as always. I photograph my quilts on the beach whenever I can. And just like you I wrap them around myself when we are done!

Ann Marie said...

Beautiful. The sunshine really shows off your fine quilting stitches.

mac said...

Beautiful. So cheerful.

Jodi said...

I so much love this gorgeous quilt! and the pics are beautiful, too!

Quiltefia said...

Ting tar tid!! Men quilten er superfin!! Hyggelig å se deg også!! Hilsen Anne Kari :-)

Margreth said...

Soooo....Great! I love the soft colors and skrapa look.

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Tonya Ricucci said...

love it. what a beautiful light quilt.