That’s a wrap!

I have been counting down the days to finally be able to share with you my finished Quilt Now BOM quilt! Today by subscription copy (arrived ahead of it’s Thursday UK release) and I had pretty much ripped the wrapper open before it hit the doormat. Issue 13 is Quilt Now’s first birthday edition and it is crammed full of beauties this month. I’ve got a few projects in this issue so I’ll tell you about those another day and dedicate today to the BOM.  Prepare for photo overload!

It has been a great pleasure to create the first Mystery BOM for Quilt Now magazine and I’m so honoured that Katy trusted me to deliver the goods on this one. Here’s the finished quilt in the magazine. All of the fabrics used in this quilt are from Art Gallery Fabric collections and they play together beautifully.

It is very difficult to capture just how beautiful this quilt is in real life. It was also very difficult to fit the whole thing into the picture.

I sent the finished top away to my amazingly talented friend, Trudi, for quilting as there was no way I could do this one justice even if my shoulder/neck had been up to the challenge. The quilting just sent this quilt into another level of awesome, even if I do say so myself 😉 Trudi custom quilted each block and just, WOWOWOW!

The central medallion
The Dresden Fans and solid border
The vines and flowers
The Bargello technique blocks and solid border
The Trapunto-effect bow
The Fast Flying geese blocks
The crazy patchwork hearts
The Dresden corners
The Prairie Points block
The Suffolk Puffs/Yo-yos

I somehow forgot to take pictures of the Reverse Applique flowers and the Gathered hexagons but they received equally awesome treatment.

The quilt is backed with the Steepening Awakening print from Priory Square by Katy Jones and bound with a multitude of scraps from the prints I’d used in the quilt and was pieced and quilted with Aurifil thread. I’m really looking forward to this one coming home to me but I think it might be a while yet as it might be paying a trip to the Festival of Quilts, so you could have the opportunity to see it in real life if you are in Birmingham in August.

I’m quite sad that this BOM is finished but I’m super excited to have started work on the next one, an all solids quilt…

Our lovely friend, Sarah, sewed along with me this year and has already finished her version of the quilt top. It’s gorgeous so you should really pop over there to take a look!
I’ll be back soon to share my other projects in this issue. Catch you soon x

8 thoughts on “That’s a wrap!

  1. Sarah says:

    I loved sewing along! Thank you for showing pics of the quilting – shame the magazine had no space to do that. It really is an awesome quilt in the piecing and techniques as well as the quilting. A great achievement with your upstairs published BOM. I will watch the second one and hope others join you in the fun journey.


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