Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Quick Quilt! Lilly Pilly from Down Under

I just finished sewing the binding on this exuberant, whimsical little beauty of a quilt, and I just had to show it off! The quilt is "Lilly Pilly," one of a few adorable patterns we have picked up recently from Australian company Don't Look Now.  I did all of the applique using Steam-A-Seam, so the whole quilt top took me one afternoon (with my dear quilting friend Becci holding my baby to let me cut and fuse in peace - Thanks Becci!) and then I just had to quilt it.
I absoloutely LOVED this project - it will one day be over my little Annika's bed - but I have a great tip if you are thinking of doing it (which you so should.)  If I had it to do over, I would quilt the entire background, then fuse on my appliques and stitch around them - adding all of the textural quilting around the birds and leaves was way more difficult than just doing large open spaces. The designer instructs you on how to do that swirly quilting, and it's a great chance to practice your machine quilting. It's not hard, and it was fun to do!
This pattern is in stock at PacFab Everett, Northgate, Bellevue, Puyallup, and Bremerton.  Highly recommended!

~ Anna-Beth


Anonymous said...

It was a pleasure Anna-Beth; holding the little peanut and chatting about old Disney movies! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt, and I love the look of the quilting you did on it! I can't wait to do it in a different colorway...Bright greens? Blues? Oh, what about different white on whites against a dark blue back? Very wintery wonderlandy!!


Anonymous said...

Darling! Such a fun piece.....makes you smile!