Thursday, 16 February 2017
Les Fleurs du Mardi - finished
and on the wall of our dining room.
I really enjoyed playing with fabrics on this quilt.
All blocks are hand stitched needleturn applique.
You know you are nearly there when you are putting it all together;
but, of course, there is still the quilting to be done.
I use tags instead of pins when quilting, I find it more convenient and quicker,
and a handy tool for removing tags when the quilt is finished.
This large quilt had been a year in making and I just wanted to see it finished, so I took a deep breath and went for machine quilting; it was quite a learning curve, as this is only the second quilt I have ever machine quilted.
Because of the variety of blocks, I used simple free form quilting inside the blocks,
but for the borders I used for the first time the Parrs-Reel Ruler
I bought at a show last year.
I was taking quilt pictures outside, but the quilt was too long for the washing line.
Les Fleurs du Mardi - TheTuesday Flowers - was BOM 2016 by French magazine Quiltmania; 2 blocks were being published the last Tuesday each month.
All blocks were taken from this book,
also published by Quiltmania.
Although I am very pleased with the result - it is time to move on......