The quilting was done by Angie at Quilting on the Mira in Sydney and gives it that texture that says "cuddle me!" I found the quilt design in Camille Roskelley's book, "Simply Retro" and knew it would be the perfect quilt pattern for me to play with on those cold winter days.
The quilt was easy peasy to make. I started by sewing frames around the fabrics...
and then went on to make the pieced sashing.
Camille's original pattern calls for the use of layer cakes resulting in a 63" x 63" quilt. I adapted, used fat quarters, and made it smaller, resulting in a cuddle quilt sized 43" x 60." In no time at all, the top was finished and hung for a picture on a cold day in March. Guess you can probably tell we had a lot of snow that day. Woodworker Hubby cleared a path for me so I could hang the quilt for the picture.
"Framed" was one of several quilt tops that I sent to Sydney to be quilted this Spring and I was so pleased with how they all turned out. Here are a few close ups of "Framed" to show you the quilting and some of the fun fabrics that were used.
Ange used a blue thread for the quilting ...I love the extra punch it gives!
Although I used a variety of prints and colours, I also wanted a fair bit of blue in the quilt, so I used a bright blue tone on tone fabric for the binding and a crazy multicolored print for the back.
This quilt really makes me smile! It is now stretched out on a spare bed until it meets its new owner.
It's a great day for quilting!