Finishing those UFO’s

My goal is to finish some of those UFO’s hiding in my cupboards. This quilt top was made a few years back when I was determined to use up all the jelly rolls I had collected. This pattern is called ‘Garden Trellis’ from the book ‘Jelly Roll Quilts’ by Pam and Nicky Lintott. I have finally finished the quilting using straight line quilting with the aid of a ruler, following the pattern lines. The fabric range is Peace on Earth by 3 Sisters for Moda.

Slowly growing, a little bit at a time….seed pods, gum nuts and gum blossoms

I am really enjoying my new project as it slowly takes shape.

The needle turn appliqué comes to life as each layer is added. I am using up all my scraps and left over pieces of Japanese yarn dyed fabric, and hoping that I have enough of the pinks in my stash of scraps to complete the blossom flowers……I bought them in Japan a few years ago.

The subtle colours all bounce off each other and bring the design to life.
On their own they look pale and a little insipid, together they blend perfectly and compliment each other. I am using silk thread in a colour that matches the fabric and a fine milliners needle for the appliqué. The colonial knots are made using Japanese Sashiko cotton. I am also happy with my choice of background fabric with its soft spot design.