I failed to get my parts of Bonnie's mystery quilt posted to the linky party lately.
So here are parts 3, 4 ,5 and the reveal all in one post.
Everything measuring up nicely.
I am doing a 3 x 4 layout which means I will have to add an extra border to make the pieced outer border fit.
This is as far as I have progressed but it will be finished and loaded onto my frame ready for quilting by the weekend. As for how I am going to quilt it - I'm undecided. Fancy quilting is hardly going to show as the pattern is too busy so I am thinking of an all over design. My extra border will give me the chance to sneak in some feathers I hope.
I will be keeping this quilt for myself as I have done with the last 3 mysteries. Love Bonnie's quilts.
Why not head over to the linky party and see all the Grand Illusions. There are some brilliant colour variations going on. I've enjoyed looking at them all.
Now, back to the borders.............
See you next time.
This was a gift I made for a friend over Christmas.
I fussy cut the butterflies from some gorgeous fabric and machine appliqued them to the background.
I did the same with the leaves.
The flowers are 3D made from Suffolk puffs and were sewn on by hand at the end.
Basted and ready for the free motion quilting which I did on my Janome 1600P on the table top.
I used one layer of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 wadding.
I used a polycore cotton thread made for machine quilting by Empress Mills, a family run UK manufacturers.
I was really pleased with how the quilting turned out on this.
I finished it off with a ruffle in a slightly darker shade of blue.
A little pearl bead finished off the center of the flowers.
Cushion measures 13" x 18" excluding the ruffle.
A little sad to see this one go - turned out so nice. I must be on a roll !
Thanks for visiting today.