Thursday, 11 June 2015

peachy quilt {a finish}





auditioning for binding


close up of backing, binding & border








I finally sourced the binding fabric for my peachy quilt & it arrived the other day! 
 I spent one evening this week sewing it on and now the quilt has gone to it's new home...
... as a floor quilt for the new little babies at La Leche.
Tummy time!

I found the pattern in an old NZ Quilter magazine, 
combining large & small squares, 9 patches, four patches, and stars. 
This was a little exercise for me, trying to just work with a limited colour palette! 
I used lots of peachy themed prints, including
a few vibrant Kaffes, mixed up with an oriental fabric, and others from my pre-modern stash!   
It was machine quilted by Annette,Wild Cotton. 
Finished size 140cms x 170cms. 
Linking up with tgiff here 


a bit more #30
not patchwork-y, but I thought you might enjoy this
music clip
from the film Amelie.
p.s. we "dance" to this at our Wednesday nite class! 
{4th track in}

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful finish Linda ! Your quilt looks really warm and inviting - sort of Jen Kingwell before steroids. I understand about the 'exercise'. The quilt I am working on was an 'exercise' of sorts. The fabric shop that is closest to me (35 miles) is a chain store, multi purpose kind. They do carry some quilting cottons but don't carry collections of fabric or any of the big designer names. So I challenged myself to find a number of go-togethers within their limited selection. Thanks for your comment on my blog.
    Colleen @ piecemakerquilts.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you! I'm trying to use as many fabrics from here at home as I can in my projects, mixing up reproduction, brights, geometrics, florals, etc. But I find sometimes those bigger Kaffe florals are harder to combine, so narrowing it down to one colour range helped this time! Thanx for stopping by.



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  2. Lovely quilt! It reminds me of a "blended" quilt which I have a magazine with some patterns of. I made one but didn't quite get the 'blendedness' right. Yours is so pretty!!! As for the song you dance to, I can't believe that I listened to that yesterday at work off YouTube. Was looking for some good office music and stumbled upon that. Not sure if I ever heard it before, but now two days in a row! What kind of dance class are you in?

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    1. Thank you Jodi! I love the music too. It's sort of ballet, but more contemporary, easy low impact. We are all of a certain age (!!) learning to use our bodies with ease and (re)discover the joy of movement! a lot of fun!

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  3. Very pretty. Am playing your music link now while I browse my blogs.
    Have a great weekend.

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  4. Lovely quilt, Linda! The babies will love looking at those fun colours and the binding was well worth the wait. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  5. As a retired LL leader, thank you. This quilt will be much loved, used, and needed. I adore your fabrics in it--pink florals!

    Julie@ Pink Doxies

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Thanx for popping over to my blog. Happy sewing!