Thursday, 20 August 2009

Made to make your mouth water


This is the latest quilt I have been working on. It was made from one charm pack of Moda Snippets by American Jane. The pattern was adapted from Jodi of SimplyThisThatandtheOther found at this link on the Moda Bakeshop. I made mine bigger with white squares inbetween each pinwheel and made more squares for the prairie points.


As I was quilting this, the colours actually made my mouth water - they remind me of the sweets called 'Starburst' now, but used to be called 'Opal Fruits' in the UK. I could actually taste the flavours of lime, lemon, orange and strawberry. It was lovely to step back in time and think of days when the only troubles I had on my mind were what sweets I should buy with my pocket money. Oh those were the days .... I still wouldn't swap them though for all the sweeties in the world.

I'll have to do more close-ups as the quilting on this quilt is just gorgeous - I stitched inside a 1/4" from each section of the pinwheels but then felt that the squares needed something extra. I bought a book recommended by Lynda of Master of Patience, called 'Quilting makes the Quilt' and found a lovely stylised daisy pattern that echoes the motif in the fabric. I also quilted round the edge with a meandering loop-d-loop with daisies.




My piecing and quilting skills are definately improving.


Anyway, I must dash now as I'm off to The festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham - I'm so excited!!!!
Caroline xxx

9 comments:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks fab...and your pictures look great! Don't the haybales make a perfect backdrop for pictures :o)

I'm hoping to get to the NEC on Saturday...

loulee said...

Did you enjoy the NEC? I'll be there on Friday.
Your latest creation looks great, good enough to eat. I loved opal fruits too.

Zlaty said...

You did great job on that quilt Caroline! I love the 3D points too!
Your pictures are great!

Have fun at the festival!

Zlaty

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Such a beautiful quilt Caroline.
Love the pattern and fabrics.
The photography just tops it off....
I actually thought you were creating patterns and these were the covers....

Gina said...

It's fabulous and I love your quilting.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

clare's craftroom said...

Wow that is really stunning !

sewkalico said...

Lovely quilt and a gorgeous setting for the photos - I may have to 'borrow' that idea sometime (although our farmer always wraps his bales pretty quick with the unpredictable weather around here!)
Hope you had a great time at the NEC!

Katrina said...

Wow, this quilt is stunning Caroline, it definately does make your mouth water! So pleased I have found your blog, your creations are beautiful, you have an amazing talent. I wish I could do this!

I look forward to visiting often and gazing in awe at your creativity!

Katrina xx

Lynda said...

This quilt looks so fresh and lovely! Glad you found some quilting inspiration in the book.