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Friday, April 8, 2011

More Scrap Quilts

This is the latest finished top to add to the Scrap Quilt project.  I am going to call this one Secret Garden.  It kind of reminds me of one of the lattice fences I have around my garden to keep the dogs out.  I had been playing with the blocks for a while, then had a little hurry up.  This quilt is the next one to go to Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine, but I thought another quilt was the next!  I was kind of dragging my heels with this one.  So, yesterday I got out my vast supply of suitable border fabrics and finished it off.  I love green, but don;t use it much in borders.  This one is by Moda, and called Looking Back by Brannock and Patek.  I bought a half bolt of it, so there is enough for the backing as well.  Better get cracking on the quilting soon, I guess.
In the post today, I received back my Rail Fence quilt from Aust P & Q.  It is to appear in the next issue Vol 20/3, which means I will remove it from my website.  This quilt was beautifully machine quilted in a Baptist Fan design by Elaine Pelatt at Quilting in the Vines, at McLaren Vale, South Australia.

Here are some close ups, so you can see the fabrics I used, plus the lovely stitches by Elaine.  I just love Baptist Fan, and I almost want to have all my quilts done with this pattern.

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on the publications. I too, love the Baptist Fan, I'm hand quilting one right now and when I get to put one of my tops on my machine I'm going to attempt this with templates.

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  2. Beautiful fabric selections Wendy - you have a gift for color selection, not to mention your patterns.

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  3. Your quilts do have a bit of a zing with the addition of those yellows - lovely!. I too am doing Baptist Fans on a lap size quilt by hand. So nice and relaxing!

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  4. You HAVE TO have yellow and red in a scrap quilt. It is impossible to make one work without these colours. Also, I think black is important as well for the contrast

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  5. I like the lattice quilt a lot, especially that it is made scrappy.

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  6. They are both such simple and effective designs. More so with your fabric choices. Well done.

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