Wednesday, November 27, 2013

FIREWORKS !

A while ago I started this quilt - Fireworks by Thimble Blossoms.  I had been wanting to use some 1930's reproductions for ages and I thought this quilt design would be a great showcase for these patterned prints.  


Well fast forward many, many months and while the quilt top did take a little time to come together I was definitely the hand quilting that took me ages.  As I was making the quilt top I started to think about how I was going to quilt it and it just shouted "Hand quilting" to me.  I love Perle 8 threads and these Fincca threads were just divine to stitch with.




I started to quilt each of the stars with the same colour thread a 1/4 inch in from the fabric.  I had not thought about it to start but as I continued to sew each block and as I had used a white backing fabric I had unintentionally made a design that now is such a feature of the Back of the quilt.  I think I love all the hand quilting just as much as the actual front.  You don't really see the hand quilting on the front of the quilt unless you are close up.



I don't often make quilts just because.  With no shortage around my home for something to snuggle under I usually like to make quilts with someone in mind and for an occasion or special celebration.



But this quilt I just made because.


And I must say I am pretty stoked with how it has all come together.


Jemima x 

2 comments:

  1. Oh it is SUCH a gorgeous quilt! I love it all, the fabric, the hand quilting! Great job!

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  2. Oh it's beautiful! Those colours are so fresh and your beautiful even hand quilting is perfection!
    Fabulous work :)

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