Pieced flowers, from the book of the same name by McDowell. I enjoyed choosing the fabrics for these blocks, which includes commercial and hand dyed fabrics. Free machine quilting using rayon threads. Cotton wadding. Won a third prize at Sandowne, Quilt Championships. One of my favourite books of all time.
Pieced flower patterns from the book By Ruth McDowell. Machine pieced and FMQ. This quilt has no binding, instead it has a facing. I love these patterns and enjoyed choosing the fabrics for each.
As I recounted in this blog, I traced the quilting patterns off an old Allendale quilt, then made my own wholecloth quilt. the pink version is my modern quilt. It is made from pink polished cotton and has wool wadding. I showed this at the Festival of Quilts (not in the competition) and then at Malvern it won the cup for best quilting award.
Another re-creation of an old quilt - I bought an old top, poorly sewn together but with a lovely quilting pattern drawn in with blue pencil. I copied the pattern as closely as I could. Here is is at the Festival of Quilts.
This is a pattern by Crafty Quilter - I was looking for a simple pattern to use up some plain jelly rolls. Simple it was not! as it needed a high degree of accuracy. I completed the quilt over Christmas 2018. As it was a very large quilt, I knew it would be difficult to get under my domestic machine - so I sent it to my local longarmer, Daisy May of Martlesham (something I said that I would never do!) It turned out well, and I have accepted longarm quilting for my "fun" quilts.
Another quilt pattern called Rainbow Rails - to use up a jelly roll of ombre fabrics. Again, this was long arm quilted, as it is very large. I also used a piped binding, after Philippa Naylor's tutorial. It looks fine, but I don't think that I will necessarily do that again...
Lockdown project - I made the red version first, using prized turkey red fabrics, antique and repro. I enjoyed this so much, and being bored and housebound, I made a second in blue, always using febrics from my stash. Both longarmed by Daisy May Quilting at nearby Martlesham Heath.