|Colourful Scraps Quilt|
It's a hand-quilted scrappy quilt. The pattern is from one of the first quilting books I every bought, Better Homes and Gardens Quilt-Lovers' Favorites, Volume 4.
It took me one year to sew that quilt together, and another year to hand-quilt it.
This quilt was in the first quilt show I ever entered. It's also the largest quilt that I've ever shown.
|At the Quilts in Bloom quilt show, 2012|
What I learned
- This quilt taught me to not be afraid of working with fabrics of different colours. My rule of making sure that each fabric in a block had one colour in common has served me well.
- I absolutely love using white as a background but for quilts that are used a lot, it's not very practical since it gets dirty so quickly.
- To date, this is the last hand-quilted quilt I've made. As much as it's relaxing, it really feels like it's never ending. Now I tend to do embroidery or English Paper Piecing for hand-work.
- Getting ready for a quilt show, April 24, 2012
I will be posting this on MMM!'s Throwback Thursday as well as many other linking parties. Let's see what everyone is up to! Slow Sunday Stitching, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?, Oh Scrap!, MOP Monday, Moving it Forward, Monday Making, Linky Tuesday, Midweek Makers, Needle & Thread Thursday,
Denise at For the Love of Geese asked us to post an older quilt - and it was featured!
Colourful Scraps quilt
Pattern: Heaven's Stairway by Jill Reber from the Better Homes and Gardens Quilt-Lovers' Favorites, Volume 4
68" x 84"
Technique: machine piecing, hand-quilting