Monday, 16 March 2009

Sewing themed I spy Quilt

I started this quilt in 2005 while working at the Quilt Rack in Ancaster. We taught an I spy quilt class at the shop and I was inspired to make myself one with my collection of sewing themed prints that you just have to pick up, but don't know what you are actually going to do with them :-). I had collected these prints for quite a few years had plenty to make this quilt. The squares are 6" finished with 1" black sashings. The border fabrics have metallic little swirls on them which resemble the decals on the antique sewing machines. The quilt blocks are layed out in a colour wash effect from the lightest at the top left to the darkest at the bottom right. I finally finished the quilt last week for a presentation my husband and I did on our antique sewing machines and quilts for the London Friendship Quilt Guild where I am a member. The quilt was pieced and quilted on my trusty Singer 15-88 treadle sewing machine.

Top right corner of the quilt:

Bottom, left corner of the quilt showing the quilting on the border. I used variegated gold/brown thread from King Tut:

Quilting in the blocks and the first row of quilting in the border: