The week that was…

manic! Note to self: don’t commit to submit 2 quilts to a quilt show within a 2 month time frame when you haven’t started either of them! Improv takes me way longer than I could possibly have imagined and tiny precise piecing is time consuming and stressful. I’m breathing a sigh of relief this evening as I have finally finished both quilts for the Quilt and Stitch Village show just in time for them to be mailed tomorrow – the deadline is Monday! Talk about last minute panic.

Anyway, enough rambling, I’m sharing one finish with you today – The Never Forgotten improv quilt.

I have to say I’m really proud of this little beauty. It finished up around 40″ square. Well, square in the loosest sense of the word. I tried squaring it up but it just kept on shrinking and for fear of having to submit it as a mug rug I gave up πŸ˜‰ Here are some of my favourite bits in my more detail:

The poppy wreath
The stamped centre of the poppy wreath – Never Forgotten
Crazy straight line quilting – tram lines
I used 5 different colours of Aurifil thread for the quilting because I wanted to echo the colours in the fabrics without any one colour overpowering things. This was easily the scariest part for me as I loved the way the top looked when it was finished and was worried that my quilting would ruin it.

Clearer close-up of quilting

In the end I am thrilled with the effect, it has made the quilt really tactile. So now it’s all packaged up and ready for sending out. Quite what the judges will make of it is anybody’s guess but to quote one of my favourite movie lines, “Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn”.
Catch you soon xx

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20 thoughts on “The week that was…

  1. Catherine says:

    It's really beautiful! You've got all the colours so perfectly balanced across the quilt. I completely get that fear that quilting would ruin it but it's just right. Good luck:-)

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