Friday, 20 January 2012

Oriental Lantern Quilt

Hi everyone.   Today I am pleased to say I have my first major finish of the year.

I made this quilt as a gift for my brother and sister in law.  My brother is an ex-Navy man who has a large collection of tattoos.  He has a lot of Japanese designs - large geisha on his back surrounded by cherry blossom, Koi carps etc.   My sister in law loves to cross stitch and has worked a couple of beautiful geisha designs.  So when it came to designing a quilt for them it was quite easy.


I used the lantern block and went with quite an autumnal colour scheme.


I actually worked the center of the quilt a year ago and it has hung in my workroom ever since.


I found this lovely Geisha themed fabric online for an incredible £2 a metre.  Gotta love a bargain and it was absolutely perfect for this quilt.



I machine quilted it all over.  A simple meandering in the centre with feathers in the border and some pebbling.  Although my machine quilting is far from perfect, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.


Close up

Back of the quilt.



Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to dry it after washing.

I took it outside to get a final picture of it but this winter weather is no good at all for taking good shots.
Roll on the spring/summer!
Anyway I hope my brother and sister in law love their quilt - good things come to those who wait!!! 

Today I'm linking this post to Kirsty Lou's Creations, who is very kindly hosting this weeks TGIFF party.  Why not take a minute and head on over there for a wee peak at what everyone else has been up to.

http://kristylouscreations.blogspot.com/2012/01/tgiff-is-here.html

Thanks for visiting,  hope you all have a great weekend!!
See you next time.
Rhianon.

18 comments:

Laura said...

Oh wow, gorgeous!

sarapatch said...

It's WONDERFUL!!!!!!!
Bye Sara

KristyLou said...

That quilting is amazing. I am just starting to mess around with FMQ, and man it is tough. Maybe one day I will just as good as you!!!

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Aww thank you girls!!! Kirsty Lou - I had quite an easy -ish time quilting this quilt but I can't say the same about the wall hanging I've almost done. It had me tearing my hair out! I'll post about it next time.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That pattern is great and I love the quilting, it looks perfect! A fantastic present, I'm sure they'll love it :)

John'aLee said...

Oh it is beautiful! And that quilting on it is amazing!

Ginette said...

Gorgeous!! Your quilting is perfect! I am sure they will love it!

susiloci said...

El diseño es una preciosidad y el acolchado está perfecto!!! Un quilt maravilloso!!!!

Diane-crewe said...

WHAT is there not to love? Well done xx

Heather said...

Wow... what an amazing labor of love! It's absolutely gorgeous, every inch of it. They will be thrilled!!

M-R said...

Rhianon, WOW! The colours are beautiful, but your quilting is stunning! The texture on the back is terrific. They will be so thrilled with it!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Wow! Uh-MAZE-ing quilting!

Mary-Frances said...

That quilt is gorgeous and I love that you got the border fabric for such a bargain...awesome!! Your quilting is fabulous, your brother and sister-in-law are going to love this gift.

LynCC said...

How beautiful! That geisha fabric is gorgeous on it, and I really love your quilting. Did you do that on a longarm, or tabletop?

Ginny said...

Fantastic quilt. I am sure your brother will love it! You've done such a great job on the quilting---just lovely.

Lisa said...

This quilt is beautiful! You should be very proud of yourself. I'm so glad you are a part of the Finish it Friday group! :)

Janet O. said...

I think your quilting job is beautiful! And I love the colors of your quilt.

Borderline Quilter said...

Wow, this is fantastic Rhianon, beautiful quilting and great definition!

Best Wishes
Kay in Scoltand

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