This quilt was made for a very dear friend of mine, so will always be a special one to me.
The French General fabrics are so beautiful. I came up with this pattern because I only had a small pile of fat quarters of these divine fabrics, plus yardage of the two red ones that I used for the middle stripe...
and for the backing...
The quilting was done using an oyster colour thread and straight line quilting on my sewing machine, as well as some lovely hand quilting in perle 8 in red and taupe (click on pic to see detail).
I am becoming a real fan of quilting using both machine and hand, the quilt still has the lovely look and feel of hand quilting, but the whole process is sped up because half of it is done on the machine.
The binding is done using a cotton linen blend in a putty colour. I haven't used a linen blend for binding before, but it worked very well.
My friend loves her new quilt. There is so much joy in giving quilts isn't there?! xo