Well Quilt market is well under way, which means it is time for the Blogger's quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative side.
My entry for the Spring festival is my Sunprint quilt which I am entering into the large quilt category.
The first time I saw the Alison Glass Sunprint fabric collection I fell in love and bought and hoarded each of the designs as they were released, because I wanted to make a quilt using all of them.
I finally decided on a triangle design and used the Sissix Isosceles triangle die to cut all my blocks, then spent hours and hour moving them about until I got to a layout I liked! ;-)
The reason I love this quilt so much, is not just because it is made with beautiful fabrics, but more because it was pieced on a weekend retreat with my fabulous sewing buddies. Every time I look at the quilt it makes me smile thinking about that weekend, it was full of laughter. That and the fact that I bribed Charlotte to piece some of it for me, because the points were doing my head in!!
The quilting is a off centred spiral with some funky FMQ in the middle as I value my sanity too much to try and quilt the tiny spiral. I used Aurifil thread in grey (40wt - #2600), which blends beautifully with all the Sunprint fabrics and the silver Kona cotton border.
The backing is the Riley Blake dots in extra wide and I bound with the Feathers print in hot pink.
|Good friends hang of the swing bar so you can get a good quilt shot!!|
Design:My own (4 hours of moving triangles around)
Fabrics:Alison Glass Sunprint (46 fabrics in all); Kona cotton in Graphite and Kona cotton in Silver
Binding:Alison Glass Feathers in pink
Quilting:Off centre spiral with a bit of random FMQ in the middle
Thread: Pieced and quilted with #Aurifil thread in grey (40wt & 50wt #2600)
Size: 54" x 70"