You may recall (or may have blotted the annoying question from your memory) that I asked for quilting opinions on this a wee while ago:
There were two distinct camps (well, except for Sue, bless her!), and I was getting slightly worried there would be a handbags at dawn incident, however I finally decided to go with…
Matchstick quilting in the linen, with a flower FMQ from Angela Walters’ book in the Liberty.
I used a mixture of solid and variegated threads, with a few lines of variegated 12 wt Aurifil mixed in with some 40 wt King Tut’s in a variegated and a solid colour, and finally a little 50 wt Aurifil. (The crinkles are from it being folded up, amazingly I didn’t get a single quilting kink, I may have finally found my optimal straight line quilting speed!)
The flowers are a little hard to see on the front, but you can see them better on the back:
It took a while, but I got there in the end! Tonight, I’m handing it over to my gran for her birthday.
Fabric: Essex Linen in natural, and Liberty scraps from Very Berry Handmade and the Greene Stitch Co. FQ of Liberty binding from the Greene Stitch Co.
Thread: Aurifil 12wt #4667, Aurifil 50 wt 2000, King Tut #997 and #920 (all on the matchstick), Aurifil 50 wt #4060 (flower), Superior Thread The Bottom Line #651 (all over)
Batting: EQS Sew Simple Supersoft 100% Cotton
Size: 31″ x 26″
Piecing: crazy piecing in Liberty and improv with the linen, all by moi
Quilting: matchstick quilting on the linen, inspired by Leanne, and flower FMQ from Angela Walters’ book
Quilted by: me, myself and I
Pattern: out of my head…
Love it, Katy!
Oh Katy its lovely, the FMQ is superb too
Beautiful, the quilting is perfect! That faq pattern suits the liberty 🙂 what a clever pattern head you have!
Very sweet – I am sure she will love this.
Perfect quilting!! I love the use of the variegated thread. Gran is going to give you the biggest kiss and hug when she receives this!!
Beautiful job! I love the flowers that you did!
Great finish your gran will be thrilled to bits with it.
Wow, fabulous quilting
Brilliant quilting K! Jxo
Wowee, the quilting looks super cool! 🙂
It is just wonderful, perfect for you Gran who deserves your very best work.
What a great gift! Your Gran is sure to love and cherish it. Great job on the quilting. So cool, love how you mixed threads. If there is ever a handbag at dawn incident, I want to be there!! 😀
Great choices – I especially love the straight lines on the linen and the variegated thread really suits the more obvious weave. I'm sure Gran will love it!
So wonderful. Love what you did : )
It's beautiful Katy! Happy birthday to your gran :o)
it looks great!
Oh lucky birthday Gran xxx
It is beautiful! The matchstick quilting gives such great texture and the flower quilting works so well with those pretty Liberty prints. Very lucky Gran! I hope she had a great birthday!
Looks great – love the way that the lines work with the linen to bring texture. And of course, love the Liberty! Thanks for the mention too. xx
Yay! It looks great
the quilting is lovely. Did you tie the ends or backstitch? If you tied…that's a lot of ends to bury. well done, you
It's beautiful – the flowers are amazing. I'm curious about the answer to Diane's ^ question too.
Lovely quilting, those flowers are perfect for he Liberty fabric.
Thank you so much :o)
This is lovely – awesome stitching on that linen!