Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Thimbleblossoms and Fig Tree combination

Warning - Picture overload

Juggle Quilt - pattern by Thimbleblossoms
Honeysweet fabric by Fig Tree and Co



Over the last three months of 2014 I began this long term project to machine piece this Juggle quilt then hand quilt. It was made for my mother-in-law who was turning 70.



I really had no idea how I was going to hand quilt - well what design I was going to use. My ideas evolved as I pieced it together



The triangles were a little fiddly - especially given I cut about a third of the 200 or so using the wrong template. Beware the size you print your patterns at!


I ran out of time for a fancy quilt label. 


The hand quilting was a little too tight so lessons learned for next time. I may try a hoop. 


I adore this fabric range. 



I purchased this pattern in a Craftsy class by Camille Roskelly of Thimbleblossoms. It was wonderful to watch how she put this together before I attempted mine. 


The backing was by Denise Schmidt purchased at Spotlight. The binding fabric was a spotlight essentials range. 


My mother-in-law was very grateful and really loved it. 

Happy Stitching
Susie

12 comments:

barb's creations said...

Just beautiful, what's not to love about it! :) Barb.

Susan said...

What a beautiful quilt, and a lovely gift.

laurajane said...

Wow You actually hand quilted ,well done you .It is absolutely stunning.xx

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely quilt...........congrats on the effort of hand quilting.....big job........

Chookyblue...... said...

oh and I love lots of pics.......it's fun doing a quilt photo shoot........

Fiona said...

It's just lovely Susie, what a wonderful gift...
Hugz

shez said...

Hi Susie wow i love this quilt,you have done an awesome job of it and i can see why your MIL loves it,well done my friend on a beautiful finish.xx

Cheryll said...

Your quilt is gorgeous... and I LoVe the quilt label... xox

Marlene said...

Hi Susie, this quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I think your hand quilting and your label look beautiful.

Josie said...

Just gorgeous.... and beautifully hand quilted too. I'm in LUV!! Bet your mum in law is over the moon.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Love it...it is just gorgeous...

Farmgirl Susan said...

It's wonderful! So happy and bright and full of beautiful colors and patterns. What a truly priceless handmade gift! :)