Friday 19 August 2011

Pingwheels of My {Happy Mochi Yum Yum} Mind - Finish!

Quilted and Bound ... Yay!

This is for my god-daughter Frankie's birthday ...

Finished a week early? Gadzooks!

Pingwheels: Happy Mochi Yum Yum (my giveaway winnings from Lily's Quilts ) & Kona white - The Mochi Yum Yum is just wonderful to sew with. It's soft and supple, yet it completely keeps its shape for HSTs. Lovely stuff!

Sashing: lightweight pale blue 100% linen (slippery little sucker!)

Outer Sashing: white Klona cotton - it's a bit stiffer than the Kona ... keeps its shape better, I think ...

Binding: Happy Mochi Yum Yum

Batting/Wadding: Bamboo blend - This is fantastically soft and light and I thoroughly recommend it. Next quilt I'm going to double it up for even more loft but it's just wonderful.

Pieced Backing: Mochi, linen and bright multi polka dot cotton ...

Hand quilted with Anchor Perle no. 8 in toffee, blue, green and white.

Pieced with: Aurifil 50 netural thread (heavenly!)



Ha Ha! That was like the credits on a boring movie!

I took it into work to photograph ... the college is a modern building with a huge glazed atrium ... duh!! ... light! Not like my gloomy for photography but not living basement.

The students and staff thought I was a bit mad ... Nothing really new there - When someone asked me what I was doing I told them I was photographing my quilt! And he walked off, nodding his head and muttering "As one does ... as one does ..."

This quilt was a delight to make. I made it up as I went along but I had some form of picture in my mind, of which this is a pretty good representation!

I'm entirely converted to using linen as my main solid. I love the feel of it.

you can see more pics of the process in my flickr set here


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