Sunday, August 30, 2009

Long time, no see....

...and so on. Hope everyone has had a great summer! Summer has gone by so quickly, with a trip to England and France, and a little time at the summer house. Hardly any quilting, though. Aside from the place mats in my previous post, I have only one finish and no other stitching to show. So what's this finish? Remember this post? What was jumbled up in that second picture was these blocks:



It's a 18" Dresden Plate, four 12" blocks (Batchelor's Puzzle, Bear's Paw, Castle Wall and Mill Girls), four 6" blocks which were my picks for the SBS block of the week program for June (Lemoyne Star, Fool's Puzzle, Weathervane and Sarah's Choice), and sixteen blocks from the DJ.

I set the blocks very simply with some white spacers, and some large HST units in a pale blue and white creating a diagonal effect:



I ended up with a piano key border, both because I think they are pretty, and also because I didn't have any large pieces left to use for a solid border, and I didn't have the time to go shopping for the perfect one :o)



This quilt was made as a present for my best friend on her 30th birthday, and I wanted it to be warm and snuggly for those chilly London winters, so for a backing I chose a very soft flannel. The flannel was slightly stretchy and a bit hard to quilt, and I wanted to preserve the soft feel - so I did a rather sparce all over meandring.

I gave her the quilt when I went over at the end of July - and she was thrilled :o)

Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida