The quilt is now quilted (Thanks to Jeannette at The Quilting Platypus) in a simple modern wavy line pattern, binding hand finished and label sewn on!
I was able to use it on my bed for night and then it was begged off me by a persistent 5 year old, and has stayed on his bed ever since. It rather swamps his single bed...oh well, at least he likes it!
Perhaps I'll get it back when I make the next one and someone takes a fancy to it.
|Turkish Crush quilt with fabrics by Bee & Lotus|
I also hand-dyed some fabric an indigo colour and used Anna Maria Horner's Postage Due fabric in Toast for the back of the quilt.
As the front has quite a lot going on, I left the back of the quilt quite plain but added a corner of indigo and flying geese blocks to create a pretty turnover. I used the indigo fabric for the binding too, except on that turnover corner (top right) where I used the AMH postage due fabric for contrast.
My favourite aspects of Kathy Doughty's quilt design are the use of varied whites, off-whites and greys for the white areas of the quilt and the creation of purposely wonky flying geese and diamond blocks.
This adds a beautiful feel to the quilt that gives it the look of something you would find in a antique stall at a Turkish bazaar.
This quilt is definitely a keeper and I look forward to my grandchildren snuggling into it with me when I'm old and grey.
PS. I now have a mild obsession with mustard yellow paired with purple!