Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Fancy Free

This single bed quilt was first patched in 2015 and I found time to quilt it just before Christmas. It is one of my 2017 Finish Along First Quarter goals.

The fabric is a layer cake of Riley Blake Designs' 'Fancy Free' and I used a pattern by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts called 'Kyss Me By The Garden Wall'.

I used a large all over stipple to quilt it.  Of all the fabrics, I love the bicycle design the most...

The quilt measures 60" x 74" and the backing is made with more of the multi-print that I used for the long strips on the front, as well as a panel of  'Passion Flower' by Bella Roo Designs for Fabric Editions (that I pulled from my stash). I used an aqua gingham for the binding.

And I am sharing this at Lorna's very own "Let's Bee Social" quilt party link-up! Hi everyone! And also linking up with Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday party.

Hot Cross last!

Well this only took about five years to finish! And then another four weeks waiting for a decent break in the grotty 'summer' weather to get outside for photos!

I first patched this quilt top in 2012, using a layer cake of Me and My Sister for Moda's 'Amelia' design, with a gorgeous white and black polka dot sashing fabric.

I used a Moda Bakeshop pattern by Wendy Poling - very easy to do and so effective. Just after New Year I finally found time (thanks to all the rain that was falling) to sit and watch lots of tennis on TV and get this quilted up.  I used a 'daisy-chain' stipple all over and in the outer border I did a wavy line/vine with leaves. 

It is a single bed quilt measuring 55" x 65" and the backing is a lavender flannel.

March 2018: the lucky recipient - Miss Ruby Morris...Happy 8th Birthday Ruby!! Apparently she is very pleased with the colour and softness of the purple flannel backing!

And "kia ora" to all my visitors from Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday linky party!