Thursday, June 17, 2010

Arcadia Quilt Finished



I finally finished my latest quilt...not that there have been that many!



I bought the fabric as a Layer Cake (10" x 10") from Nerybeth Fabrics over a year ago. I found it hard to decide what to do with it and how to do it. I eventually took out all the fabrics with orange in them, and only used the brown, blue and yellows. The taupe background fabric is from my local fabric shop.
I cut each 10 inch piece into four 5 inch squares. and used half and half background and patterned. I used a flannelette sheet for the batting, so it is really only a summer weight quilt.



It measures 65" x 85" and fits a single bed(twin in America?) but I think it will go accross the end of a double or our own King (American queen?).
I stitched in the ditch on the main part, but did a bit of hand stitching at the ends, where I added a plain strip.



I love this line of Moda fabrics. I made my sister an apron with some a while ago too. Another thing I forgot to photograph! I love the colours in this quilt. The blue is one of my favourite colours and the yellow is really sharp and fresh.

Don't expect to see another quilt for a while though!

9 comments:

Joy said...

Looks very cozy! I like the blues, too, especially paired with the subdued background.

Nicole said...

That is really nice! What a lot of work you've put in it, the colours look great together!

Millie said...

Thanks Joy...it is a really nice weight, and Like you I'm a sucker for the blue.

Nicole...Thank you..I am really pleased with it...I think it's quite "grown up".

Nö said...

Wow, this looks like quite a pile of work. I'm not sure if I would be that patient!

And you made another bra... Great!

SewMentalMama said...

I love the colours of your quilt, especially the solid and how it matches the others. I wish I could have the patience to quilt.

Ria said...

Wauw, wonderful!

Kathryn said...

Wow! I suspect the level of perfectionism required would be beyond me but I admire anyone who can quilt! And I've tagged you over on my blog if you want to play along.

Millie said...

Thanks Nina..the quilt really didn't take all that long...it is lovely to cuddle up on the couch with.

SewMentalMama...Thanks..I'm really pleased how the colours turned out.

Thanks Ria!

Thanks Kathryn...I love making a quilt every now and then, it makes a change from clothes. I tried really hard to keep everything lined up well. I am pleased I did.

lightbluegrey said...

beautiful colors...

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