It’s taken a little time to get this baby finished, but she was a grande old dame, who deserved some grand treatment! There was never any doubt that someone else had to quilt her, because her stature was a little more than mine could handle! So, a week ago, I picked her up and endeavoured to get her finished. And here she is…….in all her glory……
Isn’t she lovely? Photographing her proved a little difficult also, but I took the small window of hope I had this afternoon and pinned her up! After I trimmed her down, this beauty ended up being 88″ x 70″. It was a funny lesson in grabbing as many rulers as I could find and lining them up, before drawing a line to cut! Fun. And. Games. I quite simply ADORE the way the colours have ended up melting in to one another.
I sent this baby off to a lovely quilty friend of mine, who has her own little business. Quilty Carlie uses both her longer machine and/or her domestic to provide gorgeous quilting designs. We kept it super simple on this one, with a wavy “serpentine” stitch, with the rows about one inch apart. It adds SO much texture, it’s not even funny.
ALL the pinks and oranges! LOVE!
I chose to use the two amazing variegated thread colours in February’s #aussieaurifilclub bundle – Watermelon Summer! I’ve tried to get photos that give the colours justice, they are just sublime.
And this is my hilarious attempt at showing you the backing! I’m very proud to say I pieced that centre section bloody perfectly!!!
So. Where is this big mother of a quilt going to reside? Well, I’m actually gifting it to someone! And I’m hoping they REALLY LOVE IT! I’m using Tula Grande as another example of how a simple layout of 5″ squares can have maximum effect! But also an example of how a simple idea of “hey, i’ll just offset this centre section on to a background” can give you a HUGE quilt! Hahaha!