Saturday, 1 November 2014

Not the only tone it down - Bloggers' quilt festival

I'm sure I'm not the only one to enter an APQ tone it down quilt in the scrappy quilt category of Amy's creative side - bloggers' quilt festival

I finished this top ages ago, and it is such a pretty quilt.  Having been busy with crocheting tea cosies for the last six months, I finally got around to quilting this top and I'm pretty happy with the result.  Sadly, its now too hot to use it, so I'll have to wait for some cooler nights.

so pretty!
Detail of the quilting and the back
One block - I love that chook fabric

Bloggers' quilt festival - my original peacock

This is the quilt I didn't submit in time for the last bloggers' festival but am submitting for this one.
I made this quilt for my niece, who wanted a teal coloured quilt.

First, I drew a small scale drawing 
 Then glued together long strips of grease proof paper, to draw the entire quilt at full scale.

I made the body, then sewed the tail together.

Each eye is made from four different fabrics, with two of them needle turned applique and the smallest and largest machine appliqued.  Fifty three eyes later........

The back was made, basting done and it was quilting on my sewing machine.  I quilted the fern design from Angela Walter's book on the tail sections of the peacock.  The label information was part of the quilting, then it was bound, washed, dried and sent off to my niece.

Here is the back of the quilt.  I made it in japanese fabrics and wanted to make the back useable, in case she wanted a change.  Hopefully I succeeded.