Flowering Snowball in Blue

Back in May of this year, I did a bit of fabric shopping whilst tripping through Tasmania.  On said fabric shopping, I found the most glorious bundle of blue prints at Patchwork Plus.  The collection  is called “Alchemy” by Camelot Fabrics.  That little bundle has been patiently awaiting my attention, and thankfully I packed it when I went up for a day with my Modern Makers friends.  I whipped that bundle through the fabulous Go! cutter, and was then fully prepared to make a quilt.  This quilt….

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Sigh.  I ordered the Essex yarn dyed linen specifically to use with this blue bundle of yummy, and boy am I glad I went with it!  The colours and textures work so beautifully together, it’s like they were literally MADE for one another!

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The linen has such a “roughness” about it, and the Camelot fabrics are so fine and delicate – it’s a complete opposites attract…

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I took a great big leap of faith and decided to try free motion quilting it.  Given the major problems I’ve had – strength wise – this year, it’s taken a lot of hard work to build up the courage to quilt anything other than straight lines.  But – I’m back baby!  They may only be meandering patterns, but hey, better than nothing!  I ordered myself some 28 weight Aurifil in variegated blues (#4669) and just went for it!

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I finished binding it this morning, just in time to take some photos and fold it up.  It was then handed over to one of my very best friends, with the hope it will give her some warmth and comfort after losing her beloved Dad recently.  Fraser received a blue quilt, and now Jodie has one too!

If you love this range of fabric, try giving Patchwork Plus a call to see if she has any left!  You won’t be disappointed!


6 Responses to Flowering Snowball in Blue

  1. Quilting Dee says:

    Love the fabrics and love your pattern and colour pallet! So fresh and pretty.

  2. Patricia Cash says:

    Very pretty the pattern and fabric!

  3. Kate says:

    This is gorgeous Midge! <3

  4. Diana says:

    Lovely! I need to get out of my white background rut for sure. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  5. Susan Snooks says:

    Lovely finish Ms Midge! I was at Patchwork Plus myself today, on my Tassie Trek!

  6. Kim Borgman says:

    That is stunning. The colors just pull you in and give a feeling of simple calmness

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