It’s finished!! Well, the top is anyway…….wanna see?
As soon as I saw Brigitte’s pattern I knew I wanted something special for the corners, so I fussy cut the same Elizabeth head as I’d done for the centre, then thought I’d add a ring of hexagons
so I chose my set of 24 and proceeded to “kiss” sew them together (kiss = just a couple of stitches at the meeting point) with the rest of the set all neatly lined up in the lid of my box.
there we go, all ready to stitch down
oops – the green one is joined on the wrong corner! Easily fixed……
and then all appliqued into place. I thought I might add a hexagon “flourish” on each side
After some tweaking I was happy with the flourish. I also thought I’d try some broderie perse and did two corners with the hexies
and two with the broderie perse
so finished, it looks like this
I actually finished sewing the four corners on on Sunday evening, but just haven’t had the where-with-all (end of piecing blues?) to do more until yesterday when I made up a backing using this fabric that I picked up on special many moons ago
and I’ve decided to try, for the first time, a “Summer Coverlet”, meaning there’s no wadding between the layers, so I cut the backing to the same size as the front, stitched them right sides together leaving a gap, turned it right sides out and hand stitched the gap closed.
Sometime over the weekend (maybe!) I’ll do some pin basting and then start hand quilting
but done this way will be perfect for those Summer nights when you don’t need a blanket but a sheet just isn’t enough (the last two pics were just ‘cost!)
The incentive to finish was the arrival of a parcel from Tambourine to Tilba, containing these
all for my Vermont Summer Medallion BOM with Judy Newman, with the fabric on the right being for the border. I think the ones on the left will work well with my fabric pull for this quilt. Have I shown you the pull? Maybe not…..
here it is, all ready and set to go in its own box. I delved deep into the recesses of my Fabric Library, drawing out of hiding some very old fabrics. Mixing a few eras here and adding in some Liberty, checks, and modern prints, but all in a more subtle palette then normal for me……
So now I’m off to make a start on Month 1 (hopefully finishing before Month 2 arrives!)
Have a lovely weekend Dear Peeps.