Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lincoln - My bow tie quilt

This isn't a quilt I finished this week, but this is the first time I've been able to show it.  Last year in the middle of moving house, Catherine, the lovely editor of Australian Homespun rang and asked me if she could have this quilt for her magazine's Christmas in July issue.  Who was I to say no?  No-one, that's who!  So I wrote a pattern for it, had Mum quilt it on the super quick and sent it to Sydney.

Yesterday it was delivered back to me and today it had a little photo shoot in a park nearby. 

Here's a close up of the quilting.  I love me a feather and Mum quilted it for me using the "Simply Feathers" pantograph by Anne Bright.  Simple and timeless.  This photo also shows my favourite fabric in the quilt - it's a red Grunge fabric by Basic Grey, I think it's from their Figgy Pudding range.  I have got about 40cm left which I am hoarding.


My other favourite fabric in the quilt is this text fabric which was in a Charles Parsons basics range.  I had about 80cm of it which I was also squirrelling away but I have squirrelled it so well that I can't find it! Well done me!

For their issue, Homespun gave my quilt the name "Snow Much Fun" which was cute and suited their Christmassy theme - but that's just its stage name.  It's real name is "Lincoln", mainly because I used an Abe Lincoln quote on the label.

Don't be fooled by the smiling child in the photo below - she was not a willing participant in the photo shoot - she had to be bribed with a Caramello Koala to go to the park.  The smile is brought on by a sugar high.

This quilt really started my love affair with red fabrics and now I have quite a few of them.  I was playing with the X block which I had used in a recent quilt and I came up with the cushion below.  I paired the reds from my stash with a beige linen and did some basic quarter inch straight line quilting.  I have to say that I am a little bit in love.



And continuing the red theme - some berries from my front yard. 


I am linking up with Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story, so head on over to check out more snuggly goodness.
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  1. I love the Grunge solids too!! Gorgeous quilt in red makes me think of the song "Lady in Red!"

    Children are smart you know:) They know how to be sneaky. lol:)

  2. Gorgeous Christmas quilt and love that you named it Lincoln!

  3. Its gorgeous and the quilting is just fab!

  4. The quilt is beautiful and I love all the different reds.

  5. C'est un très beau quilt ,tu peux en être fière!J'aime aussi beaucoup la couleur rouge


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