Sunday, December 29, 2013

In The Right Direction - A Quilt

I am very happy to say I've just finished another quilt!  Unlike a lot of my projects, which are done and dusted within a week or so, this darling quilt was a long time in thinking before even being made.  And once I started it, took a couple of months.  BUT it's finished!  So without further ado, may I present "In The Right Direction"......

In The Right Direction

This project started out with the aim of being a queen size quilt, but changed to throw size part way through due to the fact I knew I wouldn't be able to afford to have it sent off to be quilted!  AND I came up with a plan for how I wanted to quilt it myself.  The lovely Kristy @ Quiet Play had altered her paper pieced Winterbound pattern for me, upsizing it for the queen size, hence my blocks are bigger than her original.

In The Right Direction

The design for the quilting came during the putting together of blocks.  I made an off centre arrow, on a similar angle to the blocks, using some sticky tape.  And once I was ready to quilt it, thought I was completely bonkers and was so completely worried about stuffing it up!  But I'm happy to report that it was relatively easy to conquer.  I just attached the silver bar thingamajig to my walking foot, so as to get even spacing between the straight lines, and off I went.  I used my trusty Aurifil #2024 to paper piece and quilt this beauty!

In The Right Direction

I intentionally bought a cream coloured Homespun for this quilt.  I think it works beautifully with the tones in the Dear Stella "Cleo" fabric collection.

In The Right Direction

The backing fabric is from the same range, and was chosen obviously for its same arrowed effect!  I absolutely adore it!

The stats:  Measures 57" x 63"
Fabric: Cleo by Dear Stella & Homespun
Thread: Aurifil #2024
Quilting: Straight line quilted by Me on my Bernina 430

This makes my 16th quilt finish for 2013!  It is a very special gift for a very special someone, and I can't wait to hand it over!

P.S. - Sunday is usually all about my stash, but I've been a very good girl.  Please pop over and see the lovely Fiona @ Finding Fifth today - it's her last post before she hands over the reigns to Molli Sparkles! xxx

Paper Piecing Party


  1. Ooooh I LOVE the way you quilted this one!

  2. So pretty. Love the quilting on it

  3. Gorgeous! Love the quilting and love the backing too!

  4. The quilting really gives it a great effect!

  5. Beautiful finish! I have to agree with everyone else! Love the quilting and the backing. It all comes together sew well!

  6. Gorgeous! I still need to quilt my winterbound quilt top, thanks for the inspiration :)

  7. Love this quilt. The quilting is so cool, and I love that you made the "arrow point" off centered for the quilting lines.

    I'm so happy you shared this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  8. Congratulation on the beautiful finish!


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