Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Quilts from gifted fabrics v1

July marks the mid point of the school year here in New Zealand, and schools always have winter holidays for at least 2 weeks. I usually take our boys to Auckland to visit my parents for part of the holidays - it's slightly warmer there than Wellington, and there's different things to do. (Indoor trampoline park, ice skating, better skate parks for scootering, etc, etc)

 

Last July when we went to visit, my mum had just been given a lot of beautiful quilt fabric samples from a sales rep who was retiring. The collection included Heather Bailey and Anna Maria Horner fabrics. The samples were all different sizes, but ranged from 12" x 12" to 18" x 24". There were lots of blues, greens and yellows.

photo taken in mum's garden

Together we decided to make one blue quilt and one green quilt for the spare beds in her house.  This post is about the green quilt - tomorrow I'll show you the blue quilt.


For the green quilt we decided to use a pattern from a Jelly Roll book - Stacks of Colour from Jelly Roll Dreams by Pam and Nicky Lintott. We went to a local quilt shop and chose the fantastic ombre green for the sashing. Doesn't it work well?


We made the quilt top in a couple of days, and mum then hand quilted it over the next few months.

The back is quite simple, but has the stripe for interest.


These quilts will be on the spare beds when we got to Auckland for the school holidays next week.

The facts:

The pattern is Stacks of Colour by Pam and Nicky Lintott
The finished quilt measures 66" x 84"

26 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the bright colors, the back and the quilting! it really looks great. Is that perle cotton she quilted it with?

Lorraine said...

The colours are gorgeous Wendy - sure to brighten any bed!

Amanda said...

It's lovely Wendy love love love that smashing fabric

Terri said...

Love this quilt! The blender fabric as sashing is genius! I've gotta sign on to see more.
Hugs

margaret said...

wonderful love the colours here a real beauty

Schulz Family said...

wow I love it. What amazing hand quilting

Gina said...

I love it. THat sashing is amazing and your mothers hand quilting is exquisite xx

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! This quilt is fantastic! So beautiful bright colours - exactly from the garden! I loooove your mom's garden couch! x Teje

Heather said...

The Ombre green is perfect and really makes the quilt colours pop. How great to have a mother that does fabulous hand quilting!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

A stunning quilt, Wendy!!! Your Mum's hand quilting is amazing.

Staci said...

Wow! What an amazing use of ombre fabric. Beautiful quilting, beautiful color!

Liz said...

The effect of the ombre fabric is beautiful! Great finish!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Beautiful quilt and I love those colors!

Kaja said...

I love this quilt - my very favourite colours and so beautifully done.

Lin's Quilts said...

The ombre makes the quilt positively *glow.* The quilts in your header have the same quality. The yellows look like they are lit within. Are they just regular yellows? Or something different?

Micki @ 2 Dogs Studio said...

I agree with several other folks...the ombre really makes a difference. Great job.

Joanna @ Riddle and {Whimsy} said...

I love that ombre! Gives the whole quilt a great look.

SuperMomNoCape said...

I love all the bright colors in this quilt but I especially love the ombre fabric that you chose for the sashing!

Sarah Craig said...

Such a beautiful quilt, Wendy! Whoop whoop!!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Gorgeously vibrant! Well done!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

So your mum is a star hand quilter too!

Ann X said...

A real beauty, indeed! Green colours are just fantastic! And yes, can I also ask about how it was quilted?

Renae said...

Love the pretty bright greens.

junacreationsuk.blogspot.co.uk said...

Wow, that's lovely, the gorgeous lime green really gives the other fabrics a good showcase.

dq said...

I love how the greed fades from dark to light. It adds so much to the quilt. Thanks for sharing.

amy said...

Ooooooh, it really dances with that ombre fabric!!