Sunday, September 22, 2013

taadaa :: Scrap vomit quilt

 
This is one of my biggest crafty finishes ever (my first bigger-than-baby-sized quilt!), so it's a bit embarrassing that it has taken so long to share it! I managed to finish up in time to have my quilt hanging in the Canberra Quilters Members exhibition at the start of August, and it has been on the bed keeping us warm since.


I had so much fun making my this quilt! 
The scrap swaps organised by the fabulous Angie from GnomeAngel (and Green Tangerine Quilts!) meant that I have so so much variety in my squares - there are hardly any double up prints - AND I made loads of new friends, who I think of every time I look at the quilt. Which is a lot. I could look at it for days and days, and still see something new in all those tiny squares.
 

I had it professionally quilted by Raylee at Sunflower Quilting, and am just so happy with the job she did on it. The pattern is called 'popcorn', which, you'll see, goes nicely with the backing fabric.
The backing was pieced from a dotty print, the light blue from the cross blocks on the front and this cinema scaredy cat print, which I just love. Seriously - who thinks up these designs? =) 


I chose to do the binding myself. It was a bit of a huge job, but I'm really glad I did - I'm a bit proud of it =) look at those corners!


And, most importantly, it has the kitty seal of approval =)






4 comments:

  1. Nice work, it's lovely! As yes, I never would have thought of scaredy cats in the cinema as a fabric theme.

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  2. This is so dang epic! Fab work on this, Bron! And I won't lie- I totally had a "I know the lady who made this" moment at the Quilt show when I stood in front of it. :D

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  3. I actually got a bit emotional when I saw your quilt hanging on the night before we opened. Was so proud of you, and I remembered exactly how I felt when I first put a quilt in. I'm happy ou enjoyed the process! Here's to many more years of quilt making. Xxx

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  4. That's really lovely, well done. And I can see my fabrics in one picture (actually my sister's, but close enough).

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