Sunday, 21 April 2013

the (less than) 24 hr quilt





 ok so it's not the largest quilt in the world but it was done from start to finish in less than 24 hours.
i'm impressed and quite frankly you should be too.





 a charm pack of the new heather ross briar rose landed on my doorstep yesterday. i'd seen a few glimpses of this and to be honest wasn't bowled over by it, thinking it was a bit bright and busy for my taste.






 i take it all back.
yes it is bright and busy but it is heather ross and i should have known better.
it is just gorgeous and the collection all works so beautifully together.


 because i didn't want to dilute the designs i decided to go for a simple patchwork using all the charms together and just a touch of kona solids - more because i needed a few extra charms and just to break it up a teeny bit.





















i backed it with a fab Paul Smith pink
crosshatch that works really well pulling it all together. for the binding i chose a green candy stripe - just enough of something interesting without clashing with all the delicious fabrics.
i fmq'ed it with a random swirly pattern and if you don't look too closely at the varying stitch lengths i'm actually quite impressed in how that's come out.


i am sure there will be plenty of intricately designed quilts with briar rose in the coming months (swoons and wonky stars would work really well) but i'm generally a big fan of simple designs letting the fabrics do the talking and this range is definitely one of those times.

i also anticipate lots of beautiful summer clothing for little girls and am feeling a little sad i have no little girls to sew for. would it be wrong to start a collection for the potential grandchildren? my eldest is almost 16 after all...

on that note i'd better get this out of the house quickly...it's available right here.

12 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's beautiful!

Flying Blind... said...

I've got a pair of 6 year olds if you are desperate!!

The quilt looks beautiful; got to love a speedy make xxx

Charlotte said...

it's cute! I got a sneaky peek at the collection at Quiltcon and loved the colours - so nice to see that they are bright and not dulled by the base cloth for a change. Really pretty!

elsy said...

still not quite sure whether to get some of this karen but the quilt is dead cute...

Annabella said...

It's not what I would go for normally either but it is super pretty and I really love a square patchwork quilt.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Very pretty and I love simple patchwork! Good choice of solids and binding too :)

lindsey said...

Beautiful quilt with lovely colours

Di said...

The simple design really showcases the fabric. You had a busy 24hrs! Di x

Daisie said...

Beautiful xx

Kay said...

I love this, and sometimes simple is best.

trish said...

Oh how cute!! :o)

Get Crafty said...

This is so cute! We can see why you want to start sewing for grandchildren!