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}


  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 @

    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.

  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?

    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!

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

  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!

  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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