Saturday, 5 April 2014

Retirement Quilt

At around this time last year I was asked by the girls at Strathfoyle Women's Activity Group if I would make a quilt for one of their colleagues, Ann Watson, who would be retiring later in the year.  After some discussion and a bit of a Show & Tell they decided that they would like me to make the quilt called Stepping Stones from the book Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott.  Duck-egg blue, pink, grey and white were the colours decided upon.

So when I went to the Festival of Quilts last August the very first purchase I made was this beautiful fabric. 

Paris Flea Market by 3 Sisters for Moda

I quilted a stipple design with Aurifil 40wt thread.   This is my favourite thread and it quilts like a dream, no problems at all.
I didn't use the dark pink, yellow or green from the jelly roll.  Instead I added a couple of pale grey fabrics.
I must apologise for my photograph.  The lighting makes it difficult to see the pattern on the quilt.

So Ann retired at the end of March and here she is being presented with some of her presents and with all the girls, past and present, from the group.
Bye for now.

1 comment:

  1. I love your quilts, I really love that Paris Flea Market line of fabric too, I made myself a quilt with a layer cake and yardage from the line, you can see it here if you would like,