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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Quilting newbie.



I feel like a complete newbie at this quilting lark!.

I was very taken with the 18 month BOM that Esther Aliu is running based on a coverlet from 1790. I have never done a quilt designed by anyone else or used many of the techniques used in this quilt so it is a major learning curve all round. The deciding factor was that our house dates from pre-1750 so it may well have had similar styled coverlets on the beds.

Of course even though it is mainly hand sewn my Bernina couldn't be left out so instead of appliquing little flowers I decided to add a 3D daisy chain. It is all very scrappy and I might make this into a cushion and start off again with some better co-ordinated colours (although it looks better in real life!)--------or I may stay with it and hopefully see my skills improve as the quilt grows!
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7 comments:

Jane in Wales said...

I think it looks yummy!!!!!

Wendy said...

Hi there Ros,
What a beautiful Blog. Such wonderful photos of your special part of this world, and I am sure your version of LE will be quite 'at home' there! Thanks for sharing.

Auckje van der Leij said...

Hi Ros, your star is shining! Please continue, you did brilliantly! Auckje

HelenMarie said...

You have done a wonderful job! Love the scrappy look!

hm in tn

Plum Cox said...

Lovely that you've joined in - it is an interesting pattern, isn't it? Love your start!

ANudge said...

I love your center and those flowers. Welcome to the group!

Rosalind said...

Thank you for all the kind comments!
:o)