Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Fireflies [A Finish]

I know! Another one! I often find that I pair quilts up, and work on them side by side and finish them very close to each other. This one is the partner of the Owls quilt I shared earlier. And it's appropriate, because this quilt is for the sister of the little boy who is getting the owls quilt. Sadly, she has had to wait a little longer to get hers - 2 years. Better late than never?

This is another quilt made using the Fancy Forest pattern by Elizabeth Hartman and I picked out just the firefly block and set 6 of them in a column. The background is Kona aqua and the corals are all from my stash: Figures by Zen Chic, Fossil Ferns, Architextures Cross Hatch and a random polka dot.

I really struggled with the quilting on this one. To start with I stitched in the ditch around the fireflies, then I did a stipple in all the background using a variegated aqua thread. It looked dreadful. I unpicked it all. I decided to quilt it like the owls and did a 3" cross hatch in the background in a pale grey thread that blended much better with the fabric.

The finished quilt is 37" x 45".

This is a Finish Along finish. You can find my original list here.


Lin said...

Two beautiful quilts Jennie - and I love the traditional cross hatch - perfect. xx

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's beautiful and the bairns are going to love them! Congratulations on the finish!