While I'm busy trying to finish my quilt - just the binding and hanging sleeve to sew down - I thought I'd share with you a couple of quilts I made last year.
Of course, all this is designed to distract you from my unfinished Bunny Hill BOMs.
Hope it works...
The pattern is Flowers in the Garden by Rachel Cresp from Patchwork on the Peninsula. It was featured in Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol.10 No.9. Rachel used naive fabrics in her quilt.
As I was working to a budget I used a variety of fabrics from my scrap collection. The centre blocks are Folded Bow Tie which can be a little tricky at first but once you get in the swing of things they come together nicely.
It was made for a work colleague's new baby.
My Pretty Whig Rose - August 2008
Now, although I have been making quilts for 15 years, this was the first time I had made a quilt for me. I like the pattern - not just because it uses fat quarters - it contains some of the very first fabrics I purchased for quilting projects. I also really like the shaped border.
The finished quilt measures 58 inches square and was designed by Carol Lewis. It featured in Australian Country Threads Vol 5 No 1.
I'm looking forward to making another quilt, just for me, later in the year.