Hi! This was the sky yesterday – once again hot and sunny day! Today clouds are filling the sky and rain is coming. I’m happy I took yesterday photos to show you this new quilt.
Sometimes I think sun is so strong that my photos are not exactly sharp … or perhaps I can’t see well in the sun to take them well …
I love the colours and the prints! First I separated the squares … those I didn’t want to cut and those I could cut half. These big flowers are my favourites and the pinwheeles. This charm pack had ever print twice so there were few left over to use with the bird pillows.
Name: ‘Kids Game’ (reminds me of wooden toy bricks)
Size: 36,5″ x 48″ (93 x 122 cm)
Fabrics: ‘Summersault’ by Erin Mc Morris, backing is vintage sheet, binding fabric I bought from Finland (no name in the selvage)
For the backing I used vintage sheet because … you see the colours! This sheet had the stripes on the one edge, so I cut it half and added in the middle piece of white cotton. Can’t wait to wash this and see how nicely wrinkled it will be.
Quilting was made by hand, as I do almost always. This time I made simple horizontal lines in several colours. I hope this encourages you to try hand quilting if you haven’t tried yet. It’s much more easier and quicker than you could guess. And it’s a nice change after sitting with the sewing machine. I used Perle cotton n:o 8 in all these colours …
For marking the lines I used my new hera marker. I was thinking if I say ‘this’ and now I’m not sure … but okey I say … I was thinking why my hera marker didn’t work so well as every one said? the line didn’t stay well … even the most simple tool should have instructions … I used it up side down! How I catched it wrong for the first time – I don’t know. I don’t remember how I thought to try it other way and it works fantastic! If you think that usually the text doesn’t write upsidedown, then you hold your tool right way! I wonder why it has that sharp corner?
For the binding I chose stripes. I was a little bit worried if it’s too busy, but because on the other hand it felt just perfect for this quilt, I used it. I think it finishes this quilt beautifully. It’s busy as the kids with their games! It reminds me also for bricks and legos which has an edge to catch them together.
And perhaps one shoot on my design wall … with ‘rusty rosies’ (they do need rain, cooler weather and gardener who is not quilting).
Autumn colours from Greece – Happy Autumn to everyone! I do hope you don’t need to say winter, yet!
Thank you for your visit and wonderful comments! Welcome to many new followers!
PS. I hope you are not stressed already about the Christmas. I’m a little bit.