Sunday, 12 May 2013

Siblings Together Quilt 3 - Through the window

 I had hoped to finish this up on Friday, but it's done, Hooray!, and I'm linking up to Plum and June's Let's Get Acquainted linky, hosted today by Alyce at the lovely Blossom Heart Quilts.  If you are visiting - hello!  This quilt is for the charity Siblings Together (find out more  here).


 It is made using a bundle of Joel Dewberry's Aviary I won in a giveaway at Red Pepper Quilts, and I struggled to think how to use such large prints before settling on a window-pane design.  I like the thought of looking out at the little birds.


I bound it in the same white as the body of the quilt (Klona cotton), but I added in scraps of the patterned fabric on each side.


It is backed with Ikea Nummer...


and you can just make out the little cross stitches hand-tying it together in the patterned blocks where I didn't want to machine quilt.  I unpicked and redid my first attempt after Karen very kindly wrote to say how she did it here.  These stitches took me a whole afternoon - there were 80 of them!




I also unpicked the lines of hand-quilting I tried in the wider white sashing when my daughter, who had been watching me work, said in a very kindly voice "well, it's not what I would have chosen to do, but it looks very nice"!

I hope the teenage girl who will receive this quilt through the charity Siblings Together likes it.  Someone does. These fabrics have really grown on me and I'd rather like to keep it too!



I just have to wash it and post another pic (or ten) of it looking crinkly.

You can see some of the great quilts people are making for Siblings Together in the Flickr Group.

26 comments:

  1. It has turned out beautifully Catherine, well done! I am sure that the girl who receives this will be thrilled with it.

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  2. It's a gorgeous quilt, sure to make someone very happy!

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  3. Thanks very much for visiting my blog. I can assure you that any alterations I made were very simple as I don't really know what I'm doing! Your quilt is gorgeous, such a lovely idea, I'm sure the recipient will be very pleased to receive it.

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  4. beautiful quilt! I love your color choices!

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  5. This is lovely. The window panes are perfect to show off those prints :)

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  6. Beautiful. I love the way that the pattern showcases the fabrics!

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  7. GORGEOUS. The backing works so well, too! (I'm super jealous that you have that backing btw, haha, I am nowhere near an Ikea!) Visiting from Let's Get Acquainted.

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  8. Couldn't wait to drop by and take a look after I got your email - it looks fab, I really like how you did the hand quilting, it finishes it off perfectly :)

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  9. Oh it's beautiful!! I know it will be well loved :)

    Thanks for linking up!

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  10. This is a really nice finish!!

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  11. This turned out wonderful. Especially the small pieces of fabrics in the binding!

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  12. it's lovely - perfect for a teenager!

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  13. I'm sure someone is going to be thrilled with this in the near future, great work.

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  14. Oh it's beautiful Catherine - you really did such a fab job showing off those gorgeous prints.

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  15. It's really pretty. These fabrics just look great on any project I have seen. Well done.

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  16. You must be pleased with the end result. I'm always hesitant to overwork those lovely larger prints too. I'm pleased the little crosses worked for you too.
    :)

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  17. It turned out beautiful Catherine. The design is perfect for showing off those large prints. I just bought the same fabric you used for the backing :) I'm the recipient will be so happy with this quilt.

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  18. It turned out so cute! The X stitches work well!

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  19. I'm so glad you've come to like it -I think it's gorgeous. The quilting tying combination worked brilliantly!. I'm sure that this is something a teenage girl will treasure all her life.

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  20. Love this quilt.....colors....backing.....beautiful!

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  21. It's fantastic and the hand quilting is perfect–they look like little kisses!

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  22. Looking amazing, well done you!

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  23. This is so pretty! I really want to get some of this fabric line before it's too late :)

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