Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bliss quilt top reveal!

So here it is, my quilt top made up of Bonnie & Camille's Bliss fabric. I know I promised pictures of it finished earlier last week but I got called into work for 3 full-time days, plus I'm busy being a solo parent at the moment while my husband roams around the States looking for the perfect car to give away at next years Beach hop festival. Somehow I found some small pockets of time to finish this quilt top. I sewed on the last of the yoyo's yesterday morning...that's 114 yoyo's...yes I underestimated the time it would take me to make them let alone sew each one on but I do love how it turned out which is pretty much exactly what I envisaged when I drew the initial sketch.
Little clusters of yoyo flowers on the vine...

....and  a plain yoyo in the centre of each 'pinwheel'

As usual I'm undecided as to how to quilt it. I had thought of some simple hand quilting in some bold Perle cotton but the colours I want are just not available in our little craft shop here so plan 'B' might be to hand quilt it in normal quilting cotton or plan 'C' to have a combination of both machine and hand quilting. So what do you think??? Your thoughts are most welcome!! I still have some bliss fabric and yoyo's leftover to play with so stay tuned for some coordinating decor to go with this quilt.
Oh and the month of May just happens to be my blogiversary of 2 years which nicely coordinates with "Sew Mama sew's"  Mayday giveaway happening on Monday 23rd so be sure to come back to help me celebrate with some goodies to giveaway!!

6 comments:

Lara said...

Wow Catherine. It looks great! Well done!

Deb said...

That is so lovely, really it is. I do think hand quilting would be lovely, especially with all the embellishments. Have you tried using DMC thread?? that might work.

Michelle said...

You've done a wonderful job on it, I like the added applique on the border and the yoyo's, very pretty!

ohangelina said...

i do like the swirvy vine...

Ducks and Rabbits said...

Wow wow wow! It looks stunning at a distance but then the detail is incredible. I love the vines. I don't know how you do it!

Karen said...

You have done a fabulous job. I think Perle thread would look great with your fabrics. Great stamina making and sewing all those yo-yos.

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