Bev Bannard is an amazing and prolific sewer. Her stitching is always beautiful and her quilts are just stunning. This is Bev's 'Ann Dagg's' Quilt. A pattern by Di Ford. Bev loves cross-hatching and feathers so this quilt has heaps of both. All applique has been outlined and the centre panel then has a diamond pattern cross-hatch behind it. The outer border has freeform feathers coming around the red flowers with straight-line either side of the applique.
This amazing quilt is Bev's version of the 'Mary Mannakee' Quilt. The quilt was too large for me to get a photo of the entire quilt. Bev has chosen the most amazing colour palate for this quilt - it is truly striking. The background is a highly patterned white and black fabric, and her bright greens, yellow and burnt orange just set this quilt off beautifully. Following Bev's love of cross-hatching and feathers, I have sewn a diamond of very small diamond cross-hatching in the middle of each of the blocks with feathers leading off from them between all of the applique. It was very difficult to capture a photo of the quilting but I have managed one clear shot below. Each block then has a some cross-hatching echo and outlined to compliment the block. I have used the colour co-ordinated threads and sewn the bare minimum onto all of the applique. This is an epic quilt that is a credit to Bev's ability and patience.