Sunday, July 22, 2012

She is finished


Homage to Sally Ann!   The first patchwork book that I ever bought myself was the book, 'Red and Green' an applique tradition by Jeanna Kimball.  I poured over this book and dreamed of the day when I would be a good enough sewer to make the quilts inside this lovely book.  I was then 'blown-away' when the girls at Primarily Patchwork made up a pattern for this epic quilt.  I set to work quickly and while pregnant with my daughter cut out the entire quilt, Ayla just turned 6 in march this year.  Like any project I would have bursts of energy for this project and time away from it and before I knew it seven years have flown by.  The red and green colour combination has always been a favourite of mine and I have loved every minute of working on this quilt.  I have quilted around all of the applique as well as on the larger pieces in co-ordinated thread.  The flower wreath has freestyle feathers that I have then put an echo around.  My favourite curls pattern is behind the flowers and I feel this lifts the flowers out to be the feature.  Behind the corner flowers is  cross-hatching pattern and the central bunch of flowers has freeform feathers and swirls with very tight cross-hatching behind the flowers.   After seven years I am thrilled with my version of Sally Ann's quilt and she now hangs on the wall of my sewing room,  which brings me to my final thanks are for my Alex who did an awesome job hanging her on the wall.


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