Friday 12 April 2019

My first finish of 2019 - and the Peacock Party

I have a new quilt to share - Spotty.
This was quite an easy finish because I'd made this top back in 2015. Although it's a very pretty quilt, it's not exactly my style for my home.  So, I'm going to sell it.

The quilt measures 90" x 70" (229cm x 178cm).  It's multi directional, so can fit long ways on a single bed, or across a queen sized bed like this, with substantial amounts hanging down each side:

Here's some closeup photos of some of the blocks.  The main fabrics are from a range designed by Denyse Schmidt exclusively for Spotlight Australia / New Zealand.  That's why I've called the quilt "Spotty", because Australians refer to Spotlight as Spotty.

The quilt has pure cotton batting.  Here's a view of the back:

The quilting shows up really well on the back.  I had it quilted on a long arm machine at Busy Bee Quilters Wellington, NZ with hot pink thread:

These blocks were all made as part of a block of the month programme I participated in in 2015.  The shop that ran it has closed down now, but a number of us enjoyed making the blocks each month.

I intend to list this quilt on TradeMe next Wednesday 17 April.  If you live in NZ, and are interested in buying it, you can send me an email before then, and we can discuss.  I'll post the link to the TradeMe listing if it hasn't sold prior to Wednesday.

This sale is open to New Zealanders only.  I am not willing to post this quilt overseas sorry.
Repeating the vital stats:
Size 90" x 70" (229cm x 178cm)
Cotton batting

And now it's time for the Peacock Party.  What's everyone else been up to this week? Feel free to add a link below.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


Gretchen Weaver said...

Nice bright quilt. Hope you find the perfect buyer. Happy Stitching!

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

good luck on the buyer - totally understand you not wanted to deal with shipping anywhere out of New Zealand - it is a pain!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Very pretty colors!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

I hope you sell your quilt. It is beautiful!

FlourishingPalms said...

I wish you well at selling this lovely quilt. I've found that my quilts don't sell well here in the US. The few that I have sold have been priced ridiculously inexpensively. I'm fortunate if I can recoup my materials costs. I have a half dozen wall hangings that I've tried to sell, without success, so I'm sewing them up on three sides, filling them with fabric trimmings and batting, and giving them to a local pet shelter to be used as beds. Anyway, I admire that you went to so much work to make this pretty quilt.

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Beautiful and bright quilt, I'm sure you will find a buyer

Cathy Melancon said...

WOW! Such a fun and vibrant quilt! The colors of the fabric are fantastic!! Congrats of such a great finish!!!

Quilting Babcia said...

This is a beautiful quilt, so bright and cheerful! Good luck with the sale.

Julie Fukuda said...

Nice finish on such a colorful quilt. I hope it finds the perfect home.

cityquilter grace said...

very pretty quilt but quite sugary looking!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I'm a huge fan of Denyse's work and aren't these fabrics vibrant and beautiful. Your quilt just glows. What a treat for someone to enjoy!

Linda H said...

What a lovely bright quilt! Someone will be lucky to get it. I hope it sells quickly!