|I just had to get a shot of the quilt in the early morning sun; these colours really glow.|
You can see two of the blocks that are created below:
You rotated the blocks so colours aren't beside each other, using 12 fabrics in total.
|A closer look at the border motif, quilted with a black Sulky rayon|
The border motif I quilted is a fun leaf in alternating directions. This is a Kathy Sandbach design. Seeing her on Alex Anderson's 'Simply Quilts' and buying both her books really made a major impact on my FMQ skills.
In the green batik border I quilted a wavy line, and then I did various leaves across all of the blocks.
Here is the back, snuggly warm flannel (perfect flor Florida lol). These are both leftovers, the green from my mum's 70th birthday quilt, and the blue from a quilt I made for our family, the pattern and kit I picked up at that very same sewing show that year! This is in the shaded area of our yard so the colour is a bit greyed out. Compare this shot to the one after it...
|LOL notice I even had to piece in a third bit of flannel, the tan strip by the label!|
And the label:
Originally we had it on the red couch, but after I made 'Cloud Nine' (you can see a glimpse of it in the photo below) and liked the aquas against the red, I moved it to the IKEA storage bench we use in the entryway.
I used one of the browns in the blocks for the binding, which is machine-stitched to the front and hand-stitched down on the back.
Here's the staged shot on the wicker love seat on our lanai:
Quilt Stats: (note that I will have to update this once we are back home, as the quilt is packed away)
Batting: Warm 'n Natural
Quilted: on my Bernina
Threads: pieced with Gütermann cotton; quilted with Sulky rayons
So that's my TBT!