Sunday 30 September 2012

From the sky

Red and white quilt, with afternoon shadows
A simple quilt in just three fabrics (two on the front, one for the backing).

Inspired by Millie and Olivia from Red Pepper Quilts, but considerably larger.

Quilt back - inspected by Rosa.
The backing fabric is a black and white line drawing of some of the more famous bits of Paris.

This was also my first attempt a free motion quilting. I practiced a bit on some smaller things - but this is the first large (and it is large!) quilt I've attempted. I was going to wait to tackle a quilt until I'd perfected the technique, but then I thought, hey, nothing ventured ...

Free motion quilting
It is by no means perfect - but I love it in spite because of that.

Thomas, quilt and pillows
I made pillow covers to go with, using these excellent paper piecing instructions for a circle of flying geese.

Flying geese

Fabrics are from Hawthorne Threads:

Violet Craft, Peacock Lane, Falling Flowers in Red
Zoe Pearn, Alphabet Soup, Solids in Clean White
Timeless Treasures House Designer, Paris, City Map in White (backing)

There's a rather obscure footy reference in the name. If you know a bit about AFL, and match up the quilt's colour scheme and the name, you might divine it.

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