Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sewvivor ~ The Lazy Jellyfish

Here it is! My entry for the Sewvivor contest at Family Ever After.

I chose this quilt because it was, at the time, the most adventurous undertaking right from the beginning. The pattern is from Elizabeth Hartman's book The Practical Guide to Patchwork. It is entitled Rain or Shine. I hadn't been quilting very long when I decided to go for it. It is the very last quilt in the book. Yes there were moments that I had to take a step back and really think about what I was doing. I learned so much. 

I used a fat quarter collection that I had purchased from Alewives Fabrics in Maine. This was also a challenge for me, fabric selection. The collection of fabrics were called 'Tea with the Queen". 

There is one block of the 20 that was cut incorrectly but once they were stitched together I can no longer tell which it was. This was my first quilt that I machine quilted all by myself. Not to be missed are the little yoyo's. Little hand stitched x's with perle cotton. Love this quilt.

The back was pieced with the inspiration coming also from the same book. 

Thanks for stopping by ~

1 comment:

  1. Oh gosh, this is just lovely (found your blog from the list ) Love bright and fun your work is stunning :)