So, here is my 'Tah Dah' post about my DWR quilt : which is finally finished:
The quilt has been made entirely from scraps and each little bit of each ring has been hand pieced by EPP. I machine stitched the rings on to the quilt
My main memory of making this quilt was sitting on the train from the Lake District to Glasgow, which gave me about 2 and half hours sewing whilst watching the world go by
The scrappy border is courtesy of my friends from the Bee a Brit Stingy Bee. I asked them to send me the orphan blocks from the pineapple blossom blocks that they made. To have them involved in the quilt too is so great
In keeping with the scrap aspect, the back of the quilt is an old duvet cover
I had so many ideas of how I was going to quilt this - none of which transpired because a) I wasn't clever enough to do that kind of fmq and b) hand stitching what I wanted, which I did try, looked truly dreadful. So I quilted around each ring
and did a double cross inside each one, with a bit of hand quilting on the four blocks in the middle
This is a quilt that I am really proud of: I always love my quilts, but this one I am also really proud of making. It feels like a real 'old time' quilt....how it was done in the pioneer days....
I am also entering the quilt in to this competition run by the NYC Metro Mod quilters. I have no grand ideas of winning - there are some amazing quilts over there (go and have a look). But hey, having taken two or so years to make the timing seems very serendipitous. Thank you to Leanne for pointing it out to me.
The quilt measures 60" x 60" and is also another FAL finish
Now..... where can I put it............