- backing fabric
- binding prep
I've had Brigitte Giblin's book "Feathering the Nest 2" for ages now, the quilts are delightful. Her designs are inspired by vintage quilts, with a little more colour here & there.
'Quilt dos a dos' is Brigitte's back to back quilt. The front is a scrappy combo of hourglasses, HSTs and squares and the back is the vintage looking strippy quilt. They must be the easiest two projects in her book!
I started this quilt back in June 2020, you may remember the earlier progress photos. I used an eclectic mix of prints from my fabric baskets, including precious snippets of Liberty & Kaffe, plus a few designer treats, and anything else that I thought would create depth and interest. I'm sure you will note that a few of my 'lights' are more 'mediums' this time, all just adds to the mix, yes?
And with those sashing pieces cut in long strips, I'm hoping it looks like some wild striped wallpaper, adding to the handmade vintage feel.
For my backing I chose 'Fern' by Amy Butler, a soft cotton sateen. I had it machine quilted by Leeanne from quiltmekiwi
last year, in an edge to edge pattern called "ripples'.
Fast forward to this year, and I've just finished adding the binding today. It's an older Joel Dewberry print 'ornate floral' and seems to draw out the pinks & plums quite well.
With a little clash of pattern and some strong colours to stand out amongst the others … this little quilt is done. The finished size is 126 x 162cm (49" x 63").
My vintage strippy quilt will live here for a while, and then when I feel okay about it, I’ll donate it. (Probably once I forget how long it took to make, and how many $ went into it!)
Linking up with Kelly for 'needleandthreadThursday' here