Friday, 16 November 2012

Prairie Point Quilt in Batiks,


A while back I started a quilt-as-you-go project.  I had never done one before and thought I should try this method.


Making up the blocks was a breeze and they were fun to quilt, especially as I could turn the block as I quilted - the only benefit to making a quilt this way- I discovered.


The blocks measured 18.5" square and I did a 3 x3 arrangement.  The trouble started when I decided to add borders.  It was time consuming and fiddly work having to splice wadding, then backing fabric and finally quilt.

To get the puffy effect I wanted, I used a 4 oz polyester wadding.
A mistake I think as the quilt has turned out to be pretty heavy.

I needed the extra support of my ironing board whilst quilting it.


The border quilting went well - more feathers. and why not?  I love them.




All the coloured fabrics I used are gorgeous batiks.  I get them from a shop in Southport, UK.
Twice a year they come to the quilt show, so I get to stock up.  They are called Crafts and Quilts.  You can find them on Facebook too.


                                                                  Back of the quilt.


I'll be keeping this quilt for myself just because I love the batiks.

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict fo Can I get A Whoop Whoop and TGIFF

Enjoy your weekend quilty friends :)
Rhianon.

17 comments:

Lori S said...

Love the batiks and your feathers! Beautiful.

Diane-crewe said...

can see why you would want to keep it ... SO beautiful xx I have some of those pre-cut borders as well... MUST use them xx

Monika said...

I love all your work but this probably my most favourite one of them to date!
I know what you mean with the QAYG, in my recent 'Pastellation' quilt you can see the joints of the cotton bating in the border which really annoys me. However, just started quilting (walking foot squares) on a kingsize one and I constantly have to wrestle with the weight of the full quilt (cotton again). Maybe I should just start making smaller quilts..

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful. And, your free-motion quilting is spectacular. Love it!

SewCalGal
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M-R said...

So beautiful, Rhianon! I like QAYG too, but it's definitely not a time saver. :)

Sew Gramy Sew said...

This goes to show that there is no such thing as too many feathers. I love your quilt.

LynCC said...

Rhianon, it's beautiful! Batiks can be so wonderful. You did a marvelous job with the border additions, and I do really like the extra puff for this quilt.

Queenie Believe said...

TGIF!!!!
The quilt is wonderful, I love all the colors. Your feathers are wonderful too so the more the merry as far as I'm concerned :o)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Always, Queenie

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Shoot!!!!! I thought this one was for me....lol. It is just gorgeous Rhianon!! You are amazing.

Debbie said...

It is fabulous....from the colors to the quilting. Too heavy---just send it to me! I'm not crazy about QAYG either...live and learn.

Richard Healey said...

That is just fantastic. I am a huge batik fan and those are just amazing.

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Linda Moran said...

THose batiks are fabulous - LOVE the border! And the feathers!!!! It is truly a gorgeous quilt1

Laura said...

The quilt is beautiful, love the batiks and the your free-motion quilting is amazing.

Denise Russell said...

Wow, what beautiful work! I have wanted to try a quilt-as-you go project, but worried about the same problems you had. Would you do it again?

Grayson Nelson said...

I love Flying Geese and of course they have feathers and since you are simply BRILLIANT at making feathers, it makes perfect sense to quilt them in the border. I'm glad to hear you kept this quilt. It's so fun! So glad I found your blog.

Grayson Nelson said...

I love Flying Geese and of course they have feathers and since you are simply BRILLIANT at making feathers, it makes perfect sense to quilt them in the border. I'm glad to hear you kept this quilt. It's so fun! So glad I found your blog.

Grayson Nelson said...

Oops! I meant Prairie Points!! Oh well

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