Thursday, 21 February 2013

A finished quilt

I've recently finished this quilt, which I am naming (inasmuch as I name quilts) Ruby Soho.


It's made from a charm pack from Moda's Ruby collection, plus a grey from the same collection for the back, and a bunch of generic plain white quilting cotton. I love the colours from this collection -- they remind me of apple blossom and new leaves and other such things. The binding is half red polka dot and half bright aqua, both from my stash, which was pleasing. I love being able to use up scraps from previous projects rather than buying new crap.

I managed to get home from work in time to photograph it in the sunset. I think this means spring is almost here. As much as I love the crisp cold, the dark does start to get to me after a while.

It's available in my Etsy shop. It's something like 84 by 96 cm, so slightly bigger than crib size, or perfect for a lap.

4 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt Martha. Is that free motion machine quilting? I did a course on that but found it quite tricky!

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    1. Hi Lindsey!

      Yes, it is free-motion machine quilting, and doing it is like wrestling a bear. I've only got a little domestic machine with a quilting foot I bought separately, and there isn't enough room to do big quilts on it, but little ones like this are just about manageable.

      I really envy those people who can put proper patterns and designs into their quilting - leaves and curlicues and things. I can't even imagine how that's done.

      xxx

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  2. It's absolutely lovely!

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