…is a quilt designed by Australian quilt designer Katrina Hadjimichael. Do pop over to her blog and look at her Jane Austin quilts.
Chris started this quilt in a class with Katrina at the last Quilting Symposium in New Zealand. Luckily for me she entrusted it to my care for quilting. I wanted to complete most of the quilting in a traditional style but couldn’t resist a few pebbles.There are lots of elements to this quilt which needed their own special treatment.I estimate that it took a good forty hours to quilt. Remember I don't use stencils nor do I have a computer guided machine.
I actually remembered to take a before picture:
Onto the frame
The first thing I did was after tacking the entire quilt was stitch in the ditch around all major components.
Time consuming but I like to do this as it gives a much crisper finish to the quilt. SID – five hours gone.
Four borders and a different treatment for each one.
See those brown flying geese? They are all different sizes and angles. They were a challenge! In the end I decided to pull in the feather shapes from the Flying Geese border,
I love the shapes in this quilt. There is so much movement going on. The centre is particularly interesting:
As well as conquering the tricky piecing in the top Chris pieced a very interesting backing too:
Love to see some quilt back stitching loveliness:
Sadly I wasn’t able to hang the quilt for a final look but I think this view is pretty good.
Bye bye Ashbourne Mill it was a pleasure to quilt you.