Monday, September 17, 2012

Crackerbox quilt finish!

I have been trying to get this quilt finished for the last week but have been lacking in focus and motivation lately. Finally this morning I put in the last hand-stitches into the back of  the binding whilst enjoying a spot in  the morning sun. Then while the sun was still hanging around I took it out into our garden for a photo shoot before the rain in the surrounding hills arrived. 

Crackerbox quilt 
The pattern is called 'Crackerbox' and is quite simple to piece together as it's just made up of 1/2 square triangles (large ones) and fabric strips. I picked out some pretty floral fabrics for the top that have been hiding in my fabric stash just a bit too long :-) It feels good to finally have them in a quilt top at last. 

Crackerbox quilt 

Crackerbox quilt 
Some of the prints were bought back for me from Portugal when me eldest daughter was just a baby and one is a vintage fabric passed onto me from my Aunty who was a pretty good seamstress in her day.

Crackerbox quilt 
For the binding I used up yet more fabrics from my stash to make up a scrappy looking binding which I think suits the scrappy look of this quilt. It is simply quilted in straight lines following the seams of the pattern.

Crackerbox quilt - improv back 
And yes the back of course is made up of leftover fabrics from the front along with a "Denyse Schmidt" print purchased on sale at Spotlight. 

Crackerbox quilt 
It does feel good to have this quilt finished and to now be able to start a new sewing project or two.
So many ideas swimming around my head now but which one to focus on.........

My photography assistant
And here is my photography assistant that kept me company around the garden today. By that indignant look on her face I don't think she enjoys having the camera pointed her way though ;-)

This quilt will be added to my Etsy and Felt shops tomorrow :-)


Ariane said...

Your quilt is beautiful!!! Love it!!!

Renee said...

Well done! It's just gorgeous. So much care and attention to detail, I love it :)

Katy Cameron said...

Great job, and those size of HSTs are my ideal kind ;o)

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful quilt. Lovely design, gorgeous colours.

Michelle said...

Beautiful finish!

Needled Mom said...

That is beautiful!

Deb said...

Love the design of this quilt Catherine. Often think of you and wonder how you are going. Hope all is well with you x

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a wonderful quilt!! I love all the photos in the garden, lucky you took them before the rain.

Michele Pacey said...

Oh it must feel so good to find that motivation and get a quilt done. I have 3 on the go right now and I'm REALLY looking forward to finishing one (just one) of them.

It's lovely Catherine. Way to go!!

Bec said...

Its just beautiful x

Monica said...

very nice indeed!

I love that 'crackebox' patter... very effective.

Barbara said...

I've been a "silent" reader from time to time, but today I want to leave a little hello and my compliments for this beautiful quilt. I love the pattern and all the different fabrics that match so perfect with the white background fabric. Well done!
Greetings from Switzerland,

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