Sunday, 18 November 2012
Porthole Petal Quilt
I loved learning how to make portholes at Lu Summer's class at FQ London 2012 Retreat, and made this cot quilt pretty much as soon as I got back. But I wanted to do something more grown up with this technique and also wanted to show off all the lovely Flea Market Fancy that I had, finally, taken delivery of at the shop.
I went back to my stash to make another 2 and somehow that orange colour leapt off the shelves and demanded to be included (along with a couple of new Blend fabrics that had arrived that week). I am really pleased it did as I think it was the 'oomph' that was missing.
My Pfaff has made machine quilting a total joy! I never would have thought the FMQing could be fun, but it actually is with my beautiful new machine (I also never knew I could have such feelings for an electrical appliance!).
I used the walking foot to go round the petals and fill in the cross sections. Then I FMQed the middle of the petals, (with an actual pattern!)
In case anyone is interested (I always forget about these quilt stats) it measure 142cm / 56inches square.
Country Living Fair in Glasgow which starts next Thursday. Not only am I having a stand but I'm also giving a demo everyday (Felt Robin), just to pile on a bit more pressure!
If anyone reading this makes it to the SECC, please come and say hello, and if you get a place on one of the demos - no heckling please!!