This ‘houses’ quilt was a Leominster Quilters block of the month quilt and I tried to work with fabrics I already had.
I did buy the background and border fabric. It was the first quilt where I used free machine quilting having only done small areas on small projects previously.
This gorgeous quilt is by Liz Jones. It was awarded 3rd in its category at Houston, and 2nd in Contemporary Quilts at this year’s Festival of Quilts. Congratulations Liz!
I bought the kit ‘Fifty shades and grey’ by Lynne Goldsworthy from Oakshott a couple of years ago at the FOQ, in fact I bought 2 kits as the pattern is for a small quilt and I wanted it to fit on a double bed. The kit consisted of charm squares in all the lovely colours and yardage for the 2 greys. I loved the 3D effect of the pattern and the gorgeous colours. The modern pattern I thought would appeal to my youngest son and his partner.
Putting it together as half sq triangles was quite simple, though it did take a while to work out where to put the colours and shades. I decided to quilt it with straight lines 1/4” apart, thinking that with the walking foot that couldn’t be too difficult. I even practised on a cushion cover that I made to go along with the quilt from spare fabric…. easy! How wrong I was! The weight and bulk were a complete pain. Never again, wobbly lines, poor tension and uneven stitches where feeding it through was difficult, meant the air was quite blue at times. However they are pleased with it and from a distance it looks great!
This project was started for the Exhibition 2017 Challenge but I couldn’t get it to the right size.
I like the effect all the Kantha Quilting gives.