Some time ago, well 18th January 2015 at 12.35pm to be exact (according to the time/date on the camera), I took a photo of a box I’d extracted from “the pile” shortly before 12.35pmand was delighted to find that these were its contentsa panel from Reece Scannell and some assorted plain fabrics, mostly Emma Louise brand. My bowl of perle 8 threads just happened to be near by, and I was soon playing with threads and fabricsand an idea of embroidering the panel was soon formulatingThe idea fermented in the dark recesses of the creative vortex of my brain, until I one day was watching the Kenneth Branagh version of Wallender. Don’t know if you’ve ever seen it, but long time readers will know of my propensity for crime drama and fiction. Luckily I looked up from my sewing to see the wall in the office and ideas gushed like a geyser.
After some careful measuring and a little trial and error with the blocks, this quilt top was made, then the hand quilting began and now it’s finished.I used a variety of stitches and perle 8 thread to embroider the panelthen used the plains to make the half-rectangle-triangles, and the occasional circle block, mixing and matching fabrics as I chose, then hand quilting in a mix of perle 8 and perle 12 to emphasis the diamond shape of the blocks. and now it’s hanging in the family room, another quilt to rotate in this room. So pleased with this one, and it’s a finish on my 17ufosin2017 list!
(apologies for the pics – tried three times but it’s a strange day here in Melbourne town and the lighting is not good!)