Tuesday, July 1, 2014
My Favourite Quilt
I decided to take part in the My Favourite Quilt Linky over at Sew Mama Sew. If you want to join in too, you need to be quick!
When I sat down to write this post, I really thought that my favourite quilt was the New Zealand Bird Quilt, but the more that I thought about it, the more that I realised that my Cloud of Butterflies quilt has a really large place in my heart.
I made it for the Made with Oakshott Challenge over on Lily's Quilts and I think that I grew a lot as a quilter and a pattern designer in the process. You see up until then it was all about the individual blocks for me. I designed the individual blocks and didn't think how they could come together in a finished quilt.
You can read more on this process here.)
I also learnt more about the EQ7 software that I use and worked out how to create a complete quilt pattern from my doodles. You can find details of the pattern layout as well as a basic paper piecing tutorial over at Lily's Quilts.
This quilt signified a bit of a re-imagining of an existing block. The only other time that I had used the small butterfly pattern, I had used fussy cut patterned fabrics, so it was a revelation to see how the quilt turned out with oakshott cottons. The way that the light catches the fabric really adds an extra dimension to the quilt.
My Dad was visiting from Scotland while I was making this quilt and I think that the memory of seeing his face when he saw the quilt will stay with my for a while.
I know that I can now count on him for a lot more support when it comes to all things quilting and that means a lot.
The amazing quilting was done for my by the uber talented Leeanne at Quiltmekiwi
While I'm at it, I'll link this post into the Second Quarter of the Finishalong. I'm happy to say that this one was ticked off my list.