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Friday, May 2, 2008

Spring quilt

I promised to show what I made for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap spring edition once it got to it's new home. And yesterday it arrived in the home of Catherine over at Quilt Obsession. Many of you guessed it was an iris, and you were correct! This is what it looked like when I gave it a bit of a test hang on the wall before I sent it:


As you can see, this little quilt consists of a one block iris, surrounded by lots of little 1" squares in spring coloured fabric. The quilting is quite simple - the contours of the flower about 1/8" from the edge - a couple of "frames" and some small meandering in the border. I think it is quite effective :o)

The iris is paper pieced on water soluble paper foundation. This was my first attempt at using it - and apart from it getting some small tears when I had to unpick some seams, it worked very well. And I love the fact that I could get rid of the foundation by just rinsing it under the tap in stead of picking out the paper. I'm no fan of pp, but if I ever need to do it - this is what I'll be using in the future.


SBS update: I've started stitching down the binding :o)


Wishing all my blog friends a very good weekend! And happy quilting!
Sincerely, Anne Ida

19 comments:

Sweet P said...

That's a gorgeous little quilt. The colors are yummy.

Catherine said...

It is an adorable quilt! I was thrilled to bits when I opened that envelope.

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

This is so cute! Can't wait to see your SBS in a week or two....?

Gudveig HN said...

What a beautiful flower-quilt!

Guðrún said...

The quilt is beautiful. Have a great weekend too.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I am absolutely in love with this piece and the quilting on it is just amazing!

Christine said...

Great spring quilt - the iris is stunning. That water soluble foundation paper sounds like great stuff. I'm not very fond of picking of the paper either!

Andrea said...

Beautiful ! I'm so looking forward to seeing your Bridal Sampler completed. Bet you're getting exciting seeing the end in sight.

Teresa said...

A wonderful quilt for Sping. I left a comment on Catherine's blog about my fondness for Iris and so I won't repeat all that here.

What does SBS stand for? I keep seeing this on various blogs.

Rose said...

Oh sweetie, it looks wonderful!! PP may not be the greatest but the result is fantastic!! Great job!!
Hugs xxx

Rose Marie said...

What a lovely quilt and those squares on the border are quite effective!

Sara said...

Love the spring quilt. Very beautiful!
I have always wanted to make the SBS quilt, just scared to do it I guess. Now that I have seen yours I am going to have to take the plunge and start it sometime this year!

Chocolate Cat said...

I love the Iris quilt! Catherine must be so excited.

Suzie said...

This little quilt is so lovely! I really like the border! I'm looking foward to seeing your Bridal Sampler!

Valerie said...

What a perfect quilt for spring! I love how you pulled the yellow from the center of the Iris all the way out to the border, great job! :)

apaolal said...

very, very, very beautiful quilt..
and very beautiful blog..
ciao
ciao
anna paola . Italy

Sonnja said...

Your spring quilt is lovely!
Kind regards,

Sonnja, from the Netherlands
Beertje Zonn

Solstitches said...

Simply beautiful - just perfect for the season.

Margaret

Kucki68 said...

What a lovely Lily quilt, cheers me right up on this rainy day.