So it only took three weeks after finishing this quilt to actually photograph it and post about it….
This is my Q3 Finish Along finish, the pattern is Lizzy House’s exclusive Meadow quilt pattern that she only teaches in class (because the pattern is open to some interpretation and personal influence which in turn can mean it doesn’t turn out flat or the right size without supervision). I went to the class in April so I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to remember how to do it but it came out fine. I cut out the pieces on my Scan N Cut and made the centre “eyes” (or eggs in my case) first, then chain pieced the rest!
The back is slightly wonky, shh!
The block on the back was signed by Lizzy with a Micron pen and I was pretty sure I heat set it but it kinda washed out a bit which is a little bit sad.
The quilting was done freehand on the Bernina Q24 long arm at work which is a lovely machine. The ruler foot was broken and not yet replaced so I did the straight lines “organically”. It is based on a fab Meadow I saw quilted by The Workroom in Toronto but I modified it a bit by adding medallions to the centre of my “eggs” which I drew on with a stencil and I echo quilted then spiralised the borders. I quilted the middle first and then rolled it all back to do the borders in a purple thread.
Weirdly this is only the second finished quilt under this year on my Finished Quilts page, however I have actually made four others plus lots of cushions and smaller quilts and fiddly things in general. One quilt is currently in Quilt Now magazine so I will show you that in my next post.
Size – 76″ x 62″
Number of blocks – 20
Time to make – Piecing is hard to say because it was on and off… quilting four hours- maybe a total of 20-22 hours including binding.
Fabric – All sorts from stash plus a lot of Kona Eggplant
Backing Fabric – Mostly reduced discounted stuff- Amy Schimler Creatures and Critters is the main part, plus a bit of Cotton + Steel Honeymoon and some V & Co dots.
Binding Fabric – More Kona Eggplant.
Threads – Piecing with Aurifil 50 wt. Quilting with Wonderfil Decobob prewound bobbins (80 wt) and Isacord on top (40 wt).
Batting – 80/20 Hobbs Heirloom.
Quilting- Freehand grid, stencilled mandala type things, plus echo quilting and spirals in the border.
I will leave you with these images of my spirit town, Canmore and one of the nearby Spray Lakes (where the water genuinely cured my hiccups instantly). I want to live there so bad. It’s nice that it only takes an hour and a half to get there.
Linking up to the FAL…