Monday, 25 April 2016

Finally, Another Reveal

These big reveal days are always exciting for me having had to keep secrets for extended periods of time, other than the odd sneak peek that I can give you without giving the game away. And in all probability, by the time I can reveal the projects you have forgotten all about the sneak peeks and...

... The point is, I made a quilt and I can show it to you now. Yay.

Photo courtesy of Love Patchwork & Quilting
I used all Lecien fabrics in this quilt - Ls Modern Basics for the blocks, their solids for the background and binding, and even the back which is a yarn dye and I will show you in a minute.

Photo courtesy of Love Patchwork & Quilting
I even got a little corner of the cover. Woohoo!

This pattern is a twist on the watermelon pink and white one that I did last for the magazine. I drew up so differently for me though though that I didn't catch on until it was almost finished. And it just goes to show that little tweaks on a block can completely change things and give you and all new quilt. So next time you are playing with block design I say tweak away. Who knows what may happen.

Because I love this quilt, here is a photo I took myself before it shipped off to Love Patchwork & Quilting.


You can see that it is spiral quilted, and to make that spiral more prominent I used charcoal thread instead of one that would blend in with the white.


Isn't it nice that quilting that looks so nice from a distance is in actual fact rather wonky and imperfect. All to be hidden with a good wash and some good old fashioned crinkling.

Finally, the back - which I may love as much as or more than the front. I know that is heretical but, come on, what's not to love?


I forgot how much I love this quilt. I send them off and then kind of forget about them until they come home again. This one will return soon and I think I will keep it. Many quilts I have a new home in mind before they are even returned but this one - this one I think will be mine, all mine.

Susan

15 comments:

  1. Wow so beautiful. Congratulations on the cover.

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  2. I really love the back on this one too!

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  3. This is a lovely quilt, front and/or back!!

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  4. This is a lovely quilt, front and/or back!!

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  5. So beautiful Susan! Love the back as much as the front and the sprial quilting is perfect!!

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  6. Gorgeous! Love the fabulous colour usage and placement against a neutral... and wow! The back is awesome too. Congratulations Susan on the publication of this fabulous quilt .
    Definitely a Keeper!!

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  7. I love this and am so glad you're keeping it, if only until I get my hands on it ;o) And congratulations on being on the cover!

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  8. This is a beautiful quilt, I love the back as much as the front.

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  9. Spooky, my copy of the magazine had just arrived and then I was reading about your quilt here๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ beautiful, front and back and love the quilting xx

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  10. What a gorgeous quilt, you've done a mighty fine job and I love the spiral quilting too x

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  11. Another beauty. Do you get to keep it?

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  12. Fantastic! I love the block design! I am going to have to find this magazine! And I am so impressed with your quilting!

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