A February Finish

>> Sunday, February 15, 2015

It's freezing cold and sunny here today which gave me an opportunity to get an even better photo of my finished wall hanging.

The rest of these photos were taken on a not so sunny day.
The quilting was inspired by the small collection of Welsh quilting books I have.

(oops! I mean, the ONE Welsh quilting book that I own: Making Welsh Quilts: The Textile Tradition that Inspired the Amish?, by Mary Jenkins and Clare Claridge.)

I quilted the four quadrants the same. I made the triangle of the churn dash into a basket base. Then I quilted in a curved handle with one large flower and two small leaves in the basket. Between the baskets are two large leaves with a swirl design in them.

In this photo you can kind of see that I added paisley like swirls as filler for the outside edge.

I'm really happy to have this quilt finally done! The giant churn was made the same way I did in my Christmas wall hanging.
I used a precut that isn't even out there anymore - half charm squares. They used to come like chocolate bars? And I can't remember the name of the fabric although I really like it. It has paisleys in it.
To do the quilting I use freezer paper and quilt through it, then tear it off. I have procrastinated for a long time getting this done. Here's a link to my process using the freezer paper - from October 2012!

I really like the idea of Welsh quilting where the quilting is a second design on top of the fabric one. There are a lot of traditional symbols simply made which adds to the overall feel of the quilt, but doesn't overpower it.

The binding was quick - I used Pat Sloan's machine binding method.

I do get to check a few more things of my goal list for January, but I'll save that for another post!

Edited to add linking up to Works in Progress Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network - be inspired by some more Canadians, eh! ;)

With Joy,

Sarah Vee


Beth February 16, 2015 at 9:30 AM  

I love the colors and your quilting is awesome!

HelenMarie February 16, 2015 at 12:52 PM  

Sara you did a beautiful job!

Rachel Slote-Brown February 16, 2015 at 2:25 PM  

Lovely quilting, Sarah. It's been a long time since I tried to do quilting like that. Yours is very inspiring.

Bobbie February 19, 2015 at 9:07 AM  

Love your scrappy churn dash block. I am going to try my hand at one also.

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