Friday, 1 July 2016

Shimmer quilt is finished

Yes - we have a winner from last week's giveaway, and it's Brenda Wiseman from New England, USA. Congratulations Brenda. Thank you for all the entries - I enjoyed reading about all your hexie plans.  It's quite easy to make your own templates if you still want to give it a try. Just google "hexagon templates for English Paper Piecing" and you will find sheets to print off on slightly thicker paper.

Now, onto regular news.
Yay!! I finished a quilt that has been hanging around for a long time.  I do know why I didn't finish it earlier - I didn't have a specific purpose for it, but now I think I do.  We've just purchased a new king single bed and this big quilt will work well on that bed.

I started this quilt back in 2013 after I'd finished my Bordered Peacocks quilt. I was so eager to get the perfect fabrics for the Bordered Peacocks, I ended up buying far more fabrics than I needed.  Sound familiar to anyone?

my Bordered Peacocks

So I thought I could just cut the left over pieced into 2.5" strips and use a jelly roll pattern to make another quilt.  I chose the Stacks of Colour pattern from one of Pam and Nicky Lintott's jelly roll books.

This quilt is quite dark, so I used my Wonderfil Dazzle and threads because they have built in sparkle and give the quilt a little lift.  It's very hard to see the sparkle in photos, but it is there.  I just quilted straight lines down the quilt about 2.5" apart.

the yellow thread is the tacking / basting lines

The border and backing are beautiful prints from Timeless Treasures, designed by Chong-a Hwang.

It's a good feeling to have this quilt finished.
Pattern: Stacks of Colour from Jelly Roll Dreams by Pam and Nicky Lintott 2012
Fabrics: mainly Timeless Treasures
Size: 68" x 88"


Lyndle said...

Gorgeous colours! I'm glad you have a place for this because it deserves to be on display.

margaret said...

what a good to make from a jelly roll or left over fabrics so colourful and love that you have hand quilted it

Maryse said...

I love the vibrant blue color mix; that dark sashing almost looks like velvet. Great finish!!

Jenny - the lilac cat said...

Oh yes I've bought more fabrics than I've needed for a quilt and am currently awash with saturated deep reds/magentas. I blame not being able to see them in person so you are never quite sure until they arrive. And of course in the meantime you find even more 'perfect' fabric! It's a beautiful quilt, so a happy ending.

Havplenty said...

Both quilts are great. I just love the color palette. It's one of my faves.

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Granny Maud's Girl said...

It is funny that you just bought a new bed for your house. We did too, but it is a king, not a king single, so not one of the quilts I own will fit it when it arrives. More sewing?

Dee said...

Your quilts are just amazing! Love your color sense .would love to make the Small world it really difficult?

Shasta Matova said...

Beautiful quilts - love the color scheme.