May was my month in our Flickr Bee “Sew-euro-bee-an”.
Except that it was May 2013.
Well. You know how things sometimes take longer than planned, don’t you?!
I had chosen an easy “squares and triangles” block,
inspired by a winter coat I had bought for my eldest son.
The colours were entirely chosen to match our living room.
Here’s the finished quilt.
I will admit, that it was very difficult to sew those blocks together as the block sizes varied more than I had thought they would. I ironed the quilt several times but it is still crinkly.
But as I will keep it for myself, I do not mind and it only shows that the blocks were made by lovely ladies from many european countries.
They all made signature blocks that I pieced together in one long strip for the backing. It will be nice to snuggle up under my quilt and look at all those familiar names and remember how and when I met them in person and how much fun we had together.
I kept the quilting simple. I quilted diagonal “straight” lines, using different Aurifil threads – yellow, variagating orange, grey and variegated grey.
Those diagonal lines made it hard to wrestle the quilt while quiling though…
I like the texture and how it looks on the back
Another post-wash photo:
And here is a shot of the quilt on one of our yellow chairs. I think I’ll just keep it there and enjoy the sight (o:
Thank you to all contributors! Dianne (Czech Republic), Pippa (France), Elisabeth and Helen (Switzerland), Floh and Tacha (Germany), Nicole and Linda (Netherlands), Celine and Lush (UK), Annabella (Morocco). I had so much fun with you!!!
This is one of my entries for Blogger’s Quilt Festival 2015. If you came over from Blogger’s Quilt Festival, please consider leaving a comment so I can return the favour and visit you too!
If you have never heard of Blogger’s Quilt Festival, grab a cuppa and hop over – there are many lovely quilts to discover and much talent to be seen.