Thursday, 13 August 2009

Quilting

I have just heard that my RAK has arrived at it's new home. Bilbo has assured me that she likes it. As the theme of the design suggests Bilbo likes to make quilts, when she's not in her garden.

Little House Needleworks: Quilting
Fabric: Hand-dyed 30-count Summer Sunset evenweave from Chameleon
Threads: Crescent Colours

It was my first attempt at a mattress style pincushion and also my first time using hand-dyed floss.



I decided to repeat the border for the back and used some of the detail from the border on the sides.


I had ummed and arrghed for a while about what colour to use for the edging and eventually settled on yellow. Shortly after which Bilbo started her latest quilt Yellow Peril, which was very weird, or fate, depending upon how you view these things.

10 comments:

Jo said...

gorgeous, I really love the colours, and the back and sides are pefrect!

drea_dear said...

Beautiful finish, Angela!

Michelle said...

Very pretty!

Elisa said...

What a gorgeous piece...love the colours

Karan said...

What a gorgeous RAK gift - love those soft colours, it's just so pretty. Lucky Bilbo. And well done on the firsts. :0)

Yoyo said...

Oh this one is beautiful! I love the way you've finished it. I really like the Friendship grows finish too, that is really cute!

Rachael said...

So lovely Well done!!

Deb said...

Beautiful finish Angela. The colors are wonderful and your finishing is absolutely perfect. I'm sure Bilbo was so excited to receive it.

Brigitte said...

Ahhh, such a nice pincushion. Wonderful colours and wonderful finishing.

Conny said...

It's gorgeous pincushion. Well done, Angela! Love the chart you used. I have to stitch this one for my friend, who is very fond of quilting.