Alexia Abegg's pattern a few quilt markets ago. Lots of people commented on it at the time although I haven't seen many versions of it made. It does require a lot of background fabric but it is a great showcase for stunning prints like Liberty lawn and it was easy to follow. No pairing of print and colour is repeated in my version- all are different. When I received an Oakshott Impressions stack I knew it was just the thing for this design.
Size; Throw, 72" square
Background: Robert Kaufman Quilter's Linen in Grey
Coloured Fabric: Oakshott Impressions, fat eighth stack (diamonds and scrappy binding)
Prints: Liberty lawn (some from here) and a couple of Lecien Memoire a Paris Lawn prints (similar here and here)
Threads: Pieced with Aurifil 50wt, quilted with Aurifill 28 wt with 50wt on bobbin. I used the Simply Color small box of colours for the heavier thread.
Batting: Hobbs HeirloomChakoner- Japanese chalk device. It worked well, sufficient to see and removed easily. I used a Hobbs Heirloom batting for the first time. It is lovely and light to use, the lot is a little thicker than Quilter's Dream Blend and it needs closer quilting (at least 3 ½" apart). I stitched using a range of colours in the centre. The outer border was quilted in concentric circles and with grey and with lines radiating out from the diamonds.
Roxanne basting glue and Clover Wonder Clips to help with this.
The backing is a warm light twill, maybe wool cotton. It was a car boot sale find and is lovely and soft. It is a gift for a family member (let's say no more in case they are reading).
The photo shoot involved all the family, you can see us all in this shot!