and i do try to enter if i can find the time to write the post, so this autumn is no different ... and as it has been such a global year for Britain, what better than my
Best of British Quilt
It all started off with a post on this ladies blog ...
that resulted in these ...
... arriving at my house! (I love it when that happens!)
As well as having the most amazing wrapping i had ever seen, inside was just a little bit of Summersville by Lucie Summers for Moda
ok, maybe a small mountain of fabrics!
and it sat, and I starred at it, and I may just have given it a stroke every now and then ....
until one day, (whilst the Olympics closing ceremony was on the tell) just before Festival of quilts I took rotary cutter in hand and cut!
and cut, and cut some more!
thanks to this lovely lady
and her amazing Double Fat Jack tutorial
and I sewed and sewed, and just before dusk, I had a quilt top ....
I love how these fabrics just play so nicely together
no matter what the colour combination
but once I got this far I really didn't want to just rush it through and half heartedly quilt it,
just to get it to Festival of Quilts
when I got it on the frame it just spoke, and said it needed something special on those outside borders ....
so when I got home from Festival of Quilts
I quilted that very special baby up!
and in my eagerness, i photographed it at night
and in the dusk too!
this was the first time I'd quilted out this design and I'm thrilled with how it worked on my set up ....
and now, it adorns my bed
and every time I walk in the room, or catch a glimpse of it from the landing, it makes me smile, I love this quilt, it reminds me of what great designers we have in this country, what a great show we put on for the Olympics and Para Olympics this year,
it lifts my spirits
and reminds me just how Great Britain is!
Best of British
72" x 84"
Fabrics: Summersville designed by Lucie Summers of Suffolk England for Moda
Block Pattern: Double Fat Jack designed by Lynne Goldsworthy of Derbyshire, England
Quilted my me, Lincolnshire, England
(Best: bed quilt ?)
i'm linking this to Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival Linky party, of which there were more than 200 quilts before I started writing this
why not head over and look at all the wonderful quilts on show, its a great way to discover new to you blogs and see some serious eye candy!
Thanks for stopping by :)