Friday, 5 July 2019

Using a big fabric design

Hello Everyone,

Green Star Quilts

I just wanted to show you a quilt made with fabrics with a big design. This is a commissioned quilt and Louise sent me her fabrics which have been used in the bedroom as curtains and cushions. It took me a while to work out how big the squares should be so that the pictures would be included. Any smaller and the design would have disappeared, and I settled on 10.5 inch squares. Here is the quilt....

Green Star Quilts
As it is curtain weight material it was nice to use a light weight wadding and and very light Liberty Tala Lawn as the backing so the quilt would not be too heavy:

Green Star Quilts
The binding is navy and white stripes to echo the zebra on the quilt. I am also making a very bright 'Happy Horses' quilt for a little girl who is eight years old on Saturday.... I will show you that next time, my quilt group members have been rather astonished at the colours and it will be interesting to see how it turns out! More next time.....

I hope you are enjoying the lovely weather, in Lincoln today it was 25 degrees, breezy and sunny, my garden looks so pretty and the bees are out all over the lavenders,

Garden Lavender and Feverfew

Happy holiday to those of you in the USA,

Kind regards,


  1. I really like this quilt. The navy sashing was a great idea.

    1. Thank you Donna, sorry my reply has taken so long, I have only just found the comments button. I'm glad you like the navy sashing, I wasn't sure at first but was happy with the end result.
      Happy sewing,


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