Friday, 30 August 2013

Indie!

So whilst at fat quarterly retreat, a lovely friend said to me, can you do something with these? 


well, it would have been rude not to! 

I didn't like to say Hell, Yes!

so during my 2 weeks off work, I took this pile of lovliness and started something for me!
as you do!

divided them into lights and dark's ...


and before long, there wasn't a lot left of that lovely stack of fat quarters...


and in no time at all there were a pile of blocks ready for the off!


of course this was happening in between customer quilting!

before I could load it up on the frame for a little bit of special treatment with this Aurifil Poly thread, just the perfect match!


as you know, I do love to piece with Aurifil Mako 50 wt cotton, and was pleasantly surprised at how well the polyester thread behaved too!

Don't get me wrong, I still love Superior Rainbows for the beautiful high sheen and the way the light catches it, but this thread caught me off guard a little :) 


because I know you want to see how it was quilted!

so the first week I pieced it, went to Festival of Quilts, 
and the second week I quilted and bound it!


nothing like a quick make to satisfying the need for a finish 


but only this week, did the sun go in so I could get a few shots in the garden

(no I'm not complaining about the wonderful summer we've had, I don't want it to end just yet)


and because this is made with Art Gallery Fabrics, it really feels fabulous!

I love this quilt, its definitely a grower, and its currently residing on my bed!

and those scraps?


I may have started something new!

I bought a new ruler at Festival, and I wanted to play!

so, Indie
62 x 82 (I think!)
Indie by Art Gallery Fabrics (top) 
backing - Belle by Amy Butler 
Binding - Oval Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics 
Thread - Aurifil

24 comments:

Betty said...

what a beautiful quilt!
once you've seen the block, the quilt is a complete surpass!
WOW
Could you give us a tutorial on the block?

Brenda said...

great quilt, but I'm really in love with those spiderweb blocks!

Isisjem said...

Yay for lovely friends and love the richness of the quilt. Also loving what you're doing with the left overs.

Gertie Pye said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the plum and teal colourways in Indie. And great that you have a fun idea for the leftovers!

Mara said...

Pretty, Pretty, so your friend said you can keep it ? WOW! great friend.

Carla said...

Brilliant! I really like this line but never got any. Lovely use of the scraps too

QuiltSue said...

That is just beautiful. So is the "thing" you're doing with the leftovers. Have you got any more friends who might like to give away any fabrics like that? If so, I'm always prepared to give them a good home!

Donna~~ said...

Your quilt looks perfect for snuggling under this fall--really lovely.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love this quilt and think the quilting is amazing!

Catherine said...

It's a stunner Trudi

Sarah said...

Love the light and dark, so clever!

Flying Blind... said...

Terrific!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

oohhh the quilt is beautiful! I love Indie and love those light/dark tones, I bet it feels gorgeous! Your strips look amazing too.

Katy Cameron said...

Very nice, I do love that line!

Judith, Belfast said...

Oh my! I think I'm in love - the colours, the design, the quilting!! Swoon! Jxo

Leanne said...

I am with Judith, this is wonderful. As are the new blocks too.

Sarah said...

Such a cosy and inviting quilt - definitely one to keep all to yourself.

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

Yummy!

pennydog said...

Love love love!

Kay said...

Stunning quilt!!

Sarah said...

I love the design of the quilt. The light/dark works so well. Your strip blocks look great too.

Janelle said...

This really is stunning - love the light/dark. Tutorial maybe?

And, great use of the scraps. That should be really nice in the end too!

Melissa Ybarra said...

Absolutely STUNNING!! Adore!

Melissa Ybarra said...

Absolutely STUNNING!! Adore