Our guest room needed some wall art. To match the Japanese inspired bed linen I searched my stash for Japanese fabrics in white and indigo. The circles are machine appliquéd onto contrasting 4 inch squares. Highlights were embroidered using cream sashiko thread. The machine quilting is very simple, in the ditch around the squares and outlining the circles. I also quilted over the fabric design in the border using a cream thread. The quilt was then framed. Really pleased with the end result.
I have been doing a few online mystery quilt projects during this time of self isolation. This one was designed by Rachelle Denneny as a fund raiser for Backpacks 4 kids SA Inc. It was a great way to use up lots of my bright Kaffe Fassett scraps. The design called for brights with a contrasting background. I chose this layout as it provided lots of opportunities for custom quilting designs.
I have finished the Alpha Block quilt, designed by Helen Godden. I really enjoyed experimenting and working with the Inktense pencils. Even though my background fabric was a light cream the colours worked beautifully, creating crisp clean tones which were easy to blend and allowed for fine detail work . I managed to finish the quilt in time for my Grandson’s 3rd birthday, it now hangs above his bed. I used a dark batik print for the sashing which blends nicely with the black quilting outlines.