Details of centre quilting
Detail of border quilting
Centre front panel showing detail of quilting ( photographed before final embroidery of bird details)
Pieced back ( against the advice of Plum, sorry!)
Front, abut 48 x 60 inches.
This quilt has been a long time in the making. It is a gift for my artist friend, in exchange for pencil portraits of my sons. I did have two abortive starts on this gift, and both of those semi-complete tops are now in the ongoing project pile. The central panel is from a design in Material Obsession, with the tree trunk made from a horded piece of Joel Dewberry woodgrain fabric. Then I randomly pieced many, many rectangles in green and yellow. I did not have enough of the light green leaf fabric for the back, so decided to make a pieced background, against all advice.
Free machine quilted with a selection of threads, mostly Bottomline, and with bird-related sayings quilted into the dark green inner border ( not seen well on this photo). Other quilting patterns were either quilted without marking or drawn freehand and were inspired by Philippa Naylor. Binding was embroidered as shown in the last post.
It looks a bit puffy in the bottom photograph, but it doesn’t in real life.
I’ve loved every minute of making this quilt, hope you enjoy it, Tracey.