Here is the runner, my original design.
I just played with squares and rectangles, and went from one to four. (Oh yes, I have ideas to further this design.) It was so much fun to follow Amanda's beautiful quilting swirlies.
I had the flimsy done not long after.
|Notice that I did not follow every single motif, and that I connected the two pieces, the runner and the cushion, by using straight lines, 1/4" apart, in the coloured patches. The runner has every second block straight-line quilted.|
Here is the back:
I quilted it with Aurifil threads in a couple of weights.
Sidenote: I applied for the Aurifil Artisan programme for the coming year. Sadly, I found out yesterday I was rejected. 😢 Another example that it's not all perfectly swirly twirly FMQ flowing even in my real life... Ah well, I love sewing for Island Batik; I have grown so much as a designer, and I love the challenge of making it work with what we've been sent (which is AHH-MAZING) and I also love sewing for Benartex and Contempo, gorgeous lovely fabrics they have as well, those in this post one fine example!
It looks pretty good on our bed, if I do say so myself...
There's the suitcase quilt, which I love love love. I highly recommend giving Hobbs 100% wool batting a try; it is fabulous to quilt, and incredible to sleep beneath. Ha: looking at that photo, I realize three of the four cushion covers were designed and made by moi, the fourth hand embroidered and sewn as well by yours truly, and even the pillow cases were designed, sewn, with an FMQ embroidered starfish by moi. And the quilts too, but of course. This is what was the guest room, a pretty tiny bedroom (that's a queen bed; a king would fill the room lol) in this little house, but so cosy, and nice and bright in the morning as that window faces east. Makes me happy that the sun wakes me up. MacGyver not so much!
Pattern: An original design, 'A Roll of the Dice'.
Size: 18 1/4" after quilting
Fabric: Free Motion Fantasy by Amanda Murphy for Benartex
Backing: as above
Batting: can't recall for sure, but think it was a scrap of Hobbs Cotton
Threads: Aurifil 100% cotton 28 and 50 wt top and bobbin.
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