You may have to indulge me a little, a squillion quilt pics in this blog post. This quilt is 'Take a Letter Miss G', a present for my sister's birthday- she has happily received it now so I can share it with you!
My sister is a 'writer' in the same way that I am a 'sewer'. It is her creative outlet and she is good, award winning even! We are a creative family- my brother is a digital artist working in below the line advertising- it hasn't lead to riches but not bad for three state school kids.
My sister's breakthrough poem was 'Imperial 58', inspired by our dad's vintage typewriter.
The fabrics all relate to her- candy colours, lots of pink, text, typewriters, recipes, pretty things.
The design was a simple tile quilt from Jane Brockett's The Gentle Art of Quilt Making. I made it as a quilt as you go project- that but did seem to take forever with an unforgivable amount of hand stitching- but worth it.
The backing is a mix of Amy Butler's Organic soul blossom prints, very soft and silky plus random greens that fitted in.
Aurifil 50/2 for piecing, quilting and hand sewing the binding. Hot pink is not a good colour for machine binding I found out!
And a beautiful day on Sunday made for a great photo outing. Lula is crouched behind the quilt below, just making sure it doesn't fall into the stream.
One special square for the top right, stamped with Versacraft ink.