Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Ta Da!

Last week was all about this quilt - my take on a shape that recurs in garnet work in the Staffordshire Hoard.

I finished my 'grand spiral' on it - the first time I'd tried it. 

I'm pretty pleased with how the quilting worked.
 Here is the whole thing - although I have to confess that I designed it with it rotated 90 degrees - but my DDs aren't tall enough to hold it up that way!

I'm quite pleased with how the different fabrics work - I actually got the values right on them for a change!
The back was going to be grey, but I decided that might be too dull, so used this bit of Ikea fabric (obviously purchased for a backing at some time!) with a fabulously bold print.  It really lets the quilting show up!

Binding finished, label on - I have finished it!

I also managed to finish my Mod 11 of my C&G too - with these photos and a few more.

Module 12 here I come, and if I can finish it before mid May I will complete it in time for the external moderators visit to the School of Stitched Textiles this year..... just one DDs birthday, a holiday, some school holidays and general family life stand in my way!  I shall do my best, but not worry if I don't make it - there are, after all, more important things to worry about than my hobby!


  1. That looks gorgeous plum. The colour shading is very effective.

  2. The spiral quilting is fab! It really draws your eye through the different fabrics - and I love the backing!

  3. This is just so gorgeous Plum, you should be so proud. What a lot of work has gone into it. And it's practically double sided. So this was for Mod 11? I'm working on my resolved design for Module 5 at the mo, and I have lots of ideas for my wallhanging, I just need to crack on and I need more time, as always! You are doing brilliantly, good luck with the final module!!

  4. Wow, the backing is a surprise! Fabulous!

  5. The fabrics worked out perfectly, well done, and that quilting is awesome!


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