I'm linking up this post to the Bloggers Quilt Festival
. Thank you to Amy for hosting such a fantastic event - it's so interesting seeing the diversity of quilts!
If you are visiting from the festival welcome to my blog - please have a poke around:-) This is my entry to the Small Quilt Category
I started this quilt as a prototype for another idea, but it took on a life of its own.
The central pattern is made using a background of low-volume prints along with a handful of Oakshott shot cottons in pale neutrals. The appliqued circles and blue square are all Oakshott. The square is in the only cool colour, but I chose some purples to suggest the influence of the square peg on the circles around it!
The borders are yarn-dyed essex linen and the binding is made from scraps of the same shot cottons in varying widths, with one tiny piece of blue along the bottom to represent the square.
I had finished and quilted the central panel before I decided to add the borders, which meant sewing on the batting and essex linen, and then carefully lining up the matchstitch quilting. Way to make life difficult:-)
I love the texture of this lichen-covered wall just round the corner from my house.
My eldest daughter helped me fix the quilt to the wall using the sophisticated method of rolled up wodges of duck tape, and until it blew off we took pictures of it while trying to ignore the fact that someone was apparently in the process of being arrested further along the road. It's all excitement here.
I'm so pleased with the way this one turned out and hope you like it too. Thank you for visiting!
Size: 25 inches x 25 inches
Materials: Yarn-dyed essex linen, and Oakshott shot cottons
Quilting: Matchstick in white Gutermann 50 weight
Binding: half-inch single, in essex linen and Oakshott scraps