Friday, 29 April 2016

Springtime Bicycle Ride quilt

This week I have finished my second brick blocks quilt and have called it Spring Bicycle Ride. The colours are soft spring shades, pale pinks like old fashioned tulips, the pale yellows of early narcissi and fresh willow greens. The fabrics are from lots of scraps, in fact lots and lots of scraps, even some with bicycles on in yellows and greys. This quilt makes me feel happy, it makes me think about country picnics, soft summer dresses, sailing along on my old fashioned bike with the wind in my hair and a large bar of chocolate in the basket, oh yes I can feel the sunshine on my back..... well actually it is freezing here and winter has returned this week, but a girl can dream!

Here is the finished quilt:
 Measurements: 40 x 52 inches  101.5 x 132 cm
Bricks block sizes are cut 3.5 x 2.5 inches and 3.5 x 5.5 inches 

You can read about how to make this quilt if you scroll down to the 8th April blog.


Spring Bicycle Ride quilt by Green Star Quilts
I so enjoyed making this quilt, it is easy sewing and just right for quick piecing and it gave me a chance to play with colour choices and balance. It often surprises me how unusual fabrics can sit happily beside others and I love the feeling of putting a colour jigsaw together and the delight when it 'goes right'. 

Spring Bicycle Ride quilt by Green Star Quilts
The wadding is Warm and Natural 80/20 and the quilting is in the ditch on every seam and then an added row through each brick vertically. The edges are bound with white fabric with a small yellow spot. 

The quilt is for sale on my website.


Spring Bicycle Ride quilt by Green Star Quilts
The backing is from my local fabric shop and I don't know what it is called but it is a lovely pink with ferns and leaves in white:

Spring Bicycle Ride quilt by Green Star Quilts
I took the quilt off for a rather chilly photo shoot with my bicycle....
Spring Bicycle Ride quilt by Green Star Quilts
Our garden is full of Spring flowers now, Bluebells and Primulas seed all over and Cowslips are naturalising in the grass. It is so pretty and there are wallflowers just arriving in bud now too....

Spring Bicycle Ride quilt by Green Star Quilts
On a warm afternoon we took his babyship down the garden for a first ever crawl on sun kissed grass... oh I so love his fat baby feet!! And he was so amazed by the grass too!

baby feet on new grass
Are you enjoying the spring flowers in your garden? Oh I hope it is sunny and warm with you and not so cold and rainy as it is here, 

Happy quilting this week, think of me as I am scrabbling through my scrap baskets for  the next quilt, I am determined to reduce the fabric mountain this year,

Kind regards,
Sue 







1 comment:

  1. A really romantic quilt. Congratulations with the finish.

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