Monday 15 June 2015

'Homeland' Quilt finished!

First apologies for the lack of blogs - truth been told I have been crazy busy with one thing and another which isn't really a valid excuse but it is the truth. And one of the things that I have been busy with is completing my quilt for Art in Action and now it's done - all assembled, stitched and quilted - I use the term quilted loosely as I don't send my quilts off to a mysterious long armed armed quilter - instead I dot buttons across the design, stitching them in place, by hand, using embroidery thread and knots - and the buttons have been salvaged from the garments that have been used in the patchwork, so going right back to the origins of patchworking where every scrap was recycled - I am not a fat quarters and jelly rolls person, there is more than enough textiles and fabrics in the world to upcycle without producing more specifically for patchworking and crafting with. Sorry that sounds like a rant but you know what I mean.
So here is the story of the quilt in pictures
The Plan
The fabrics
The first few blocks
Dustin checking quality of machining
- after he has cleaned his socks!
Love this embroidered fabric
Trimming the backing ready for folding over to form binding
Another quality control moment from Dustin
Hand stitching the buttons in place

'Homeland'  - finished

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