This quilt is one of my own that I pieced last June... it has just taken me this long to quilt it... I quilted it last Saturday ... Ian and the boys were off at a bike show if I remember rightly, so off I trekked to my studio and finished my quilt.
I did a talk for the womens institute last Wednesday, and I felt I needed another quilt to show (I didn't actually as I had four full large bags - its amazing how many I have once you bag them all up from home and studio!!!) Oh well - at least it is nice and quilted now.. This is a quilt by Jaybird quilts, and I made it from a layer cake called "Tradewinds" by Kate Spain and some white solid fabric.
It is entirely quilted freehand... no rulers - no patterns, even the centre circles of the flowers are completely freehand... although I did roughly draw the flowers with chalk before stitching them. I am never using that brand of chalk again though as it would not come out with just water and I had to wash my quilt e machine. Lucky for me I love that wrinkled effect, but I would have liked to see the new look for a while longer... I used a cotton wadding, and that has wrinkled beautifully... I used a yellow leafy backing fabric which seemed like a good idea at the time, seeing the quilting though now, I wish I had used a solid colour to really show off those feathers and pebbles...