When Autumn comes I feel the need to create, to make beautiful soft blankets in which to snuggle in the winter months.
I love quilting. I love the feeling of taking small pieces and creating them into something bigger and more meaningful than their separate parts.
I like that each step of quilting is different but there is also a great sense of repetition.
I knew I wanted a new quilt to take up to Durham.
I knew it needed to be heavy and warm as when you are paying your own bills, the heating won't be on much!
I knew it needed to be fresh and light as my new room is in an attic and could easily look dark and den like.
Beyond that I just went with the flow. I stuck to simplicity with little details. I used an accent thread for the first time when quilting this baby up and love the effect. I don't think I can go back to white cotton now.
I was also super lazy with quilting the front to the back. I just put right sides together sewed around the edges and turned it inside out.
The backing is heavy twill so it didn't really need to be quilted to the front. I love the weight this gives to the quilt.
As always I embroidered my name in the bottom corner of the quilt. You can just see my initials and the year.
This quilt turned out much bigger than I expected and I love that quilting still surprises me. I can't wait to participate in Fiona's friendship quilt and learn some new techniques and skills. In the next week I am also going to post a few tips and techniques for quilting on a budget.
What projects are you working on at the moment?
Blogging is sporadic at the moment as I am learning how to live in a house and getting used to being back in my favourite city. Thank you for still taking the time to read my blog even when I don't come and go as regularly on yours.