Early on in my quilting life I used to adore (and deep down I still do) the more antique looking fabrics. I loved the pretty prints with small florals and dots and checks. This is a quilt I made from those fabrics.
The backgrounds were machine sewed together, and then I needleturn appliqued the ugly tulips once the top was finished. (I called them ugly tulips because I designed them and thought they were ugly in a happy sort of way!).
Each block was then stippled and the tulips were outlined. The thick sashing has some loopy-loops and each sashing square has a quilted flower.
I had a lot of the border fabric and the thin white sashing fabric leftover so I used those up in the quilt backing.
It's yet another windy day here in Melbourne...I'm so over this wind we've had weeks and weeks of it...it's not much fun trying to take outside pics of your quilt in the wind, at least I managed to get a few good shots, unlike some pics...!
My husband and I have slept under this quilt for about 5 years now and it's so soft and cuddly and wonderful to wrap yourself in. Even though I tend to go for the brighter, perhaps more dramatic fabrics these days, this one is still a favourite.