Nice, a little bit different, a little bit unusual*

I continue having intermittent problems with uploading images, which is why this post is several days later than I planned – Damm that error 404!

Now I can show you a quilt that is finally close to being finished – one that I started a whole 5 years ago.

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This quilt itself is pretty traditional, but I like to think that the colours I have chosen are a little bit different to the usual choices that people make for little girl’s quilts.  If the colours do not show up accurately on your monitor, they are….. buttery yellow, aqua and pale aqua, dusky mauves and purples, dusky salmon pinks and dusky red.

I used a pattern from Rosalie Quinlan to make this quilt – the pattern is called “Rebekah Amy’s Quilt” and according to the pattern it is named after Rosalie’s eldest daughter.

This particular quilt was made for Amelia’s bed, and has been sitting in a cupboard as a lonely quilt top, (aka flimsy) waiting to be quilted.  After making a new friend at NOTY Quilters Guild, who happens to be a long arm quilter, I decided it was time to finish that quilt.  Anita (Hillside Quilting in Warrandyte) quilted a beautiful all over pattern on the quilt in a softly coloured variegated thread.

I am super happy with the result and have just finished the binding.  All that is left is to make a nice label, and it is done.

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How many flimsys are in your cupboard?

*One of the catch phrases from Kath and Kim, the original Aussie version of course.

6 thoughts on “Nice, a little bit different, a little bit unusual*

  1. lovely quilt, anita has also done a beautiful job on the quilting.

    i dont think i want to try to count how many flimsys or ufos or whips or whatevers i have floating around lol.

    i dont think i have that many but i know of a couple without thinking about it too hard 🙂

  2. it’s lovely!
    I should get into quilting 🙂 I’m going to have to find a way to pass the time this winter – at least until I get a roommate!
    (Though I should probably hem my new pants first!!)

  3. Another beautiful quilt, Claire! I actually just finished 2 quilt tops today – one for our bedroom and the other is a lap quilt. I tend not to have too many things on the go at once – I like to finish one project before I move onto the next one – so my next job is to get these 2 quilts finished. Then I can start planning a new quilt!
    🙂

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