I had some Morris Workshop Jelly rolls in stock and decided to keep one as they seemed so popular. When I opened it, I wasn't sure if I actually LIKED it! A bit subtle for my usual taste. (Being a Leo, I usually tend to the more flamboyant...) Then of course I couldn't re-roll it back together to sell, so it lay there all loose and dejected for a while. Then I re-read my Mum's beautiful old Wuthering Heights book... saw a simple traditional 16 patch quilt in a magazine and all the William Morris botanical patterns, gentle but strong colours and designs somehow melded in my mind with the story and this quilt popped out!
This is one of the quilts I have recently finished. Having no computer for a while certainly increased my creative productivity (but I missed you all)! I love this quilt.
Moda Kyoto Cloth as the cream background fabric. It's 50/50% cotton and bamboo and was beautiful to sew. I used it on the back too, and you can see what a lovely crinkly appearance it gets after washing. I simply machine quilted a cross hatch all over the quilt in a gently variegated neutral King Tut thread.
dramatic result... a bit like Emily Bronte's simple Wuthering Heights story.
I'm making in it Kaffes (Rowans really) with a fuchsia dots background now to see if the effect is the same!Brilliant lime backing...
Till next time-