I was so excited to have made the cover this month!!
I just love how great they have made my quilt look in this shoot.
Having only recently made a medallion quilt for my evening course I wanted to do something a bit different here, so decided to make each border a different width and design. This meant packing a lot of content and technique into the pattern, but I love how it turned out – packed full of colour and detail!
All the fabric used is by Robert Kaufman, lots of Kona Solids, Spot On dots and a little Carolyn Friedlander crosshatch in the centre.
Things were going really well until I decided to use a spiral quilting pattern. Oh my god never again!!! It was a total nightmare, took forever and was very stressful!
I got lots of encouragement form the lovely folks on Instagram telling me it would all be worth it at the end, and I do love the way it looks, so I guess they were right. But seriously never again!!
The backing fabric is Carnaby Street by Art Gallery Fabric. I think it’s quite an old design which somebody gave to me a few years back when they were having a clear out. I had about 8 metres so expect to see it again one day!
It’s funny, but while I was making this I just wasn’t sure about it at all. Sometimes I absolutely love a quilt while I am making it but am disappointed when it is finished. This was the total opposite, every time I look at it I love it more!
And it isn’t the only quilt I made for this issue, there will be another post later in the week all about a very special quilt I made in collaboration with the Edinburgh Modern Quilt Guild and with details of how it could be yours one day soon!!