Recently I wrote about 2 quilts I busted a gut to get to Adri, the machine quilter, on time. Here is the second quilt, a kit I purchased in 2003 from The Patchwork Heart in Penrith. Usually I don't buy kits but my heart stopped when I saw this one.
It is from a booklet produced by Kaye England. Now that my quilt is finally completed I no longer need the pattern so, with Kaye's permission, I am giving it away.
Inside the booklet there are poems and songs as well as background to the blocks' names and all the cutting and piecing instructions for each of the 12 blocks. Just leave a comment relating your greatest quilting bargain (see below) and you will be in the running to win. International entries welcome. Competition closes Friday 28th October, 2011 at midnight EST Australian.
Adri has cleverly customized the quilting so that it is a sampler of machine quilting. And the back is one of my favourite column fabrics.
I was in two minds as to whether I should use it or not, but as I have previously discussed, the fabric will be enjoyed more on a quilt than tucked away in a cupboard. One of my memories attached to this fabric is that it was a metsieh (yiddish for bargain). In 2008 it was on sale for $2/yard, unless, of course, I wanted to finish the bolt. In that case it was $1/yard. I walked away with more than 5 yards and a huge grin on my face.
The little guy on the top left of the quilt is a "dragon" made by my son when he was 10. I think it is cute, but the dogs often mistake it for a possum at night and growl and bark to try to frighten it away. It must infuriate them that it never budges from this spot.
Apart from stitching down the binding on my quilt, this week I finished off a section of "Hexagonia".
It has been put aside to permit rumination for the design direction. The 5/8" hexagons seem huge compared to this little project I started:
A pin is next to the 1/4" hexagons so you can get an idea of the size.