Saturday, February 25, 2017

En Provence is on the bed! and another finish

I finished the binding on En Provence and it's now on my bed.  In my 30+ years of quilting I have not made many bed-size quilts.  Two for the same sister and a double size that was on my guest bed for years - so I probably slept under it at some point.  I didn't get a photo in time to post on Bonnie Hunter's web site
http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2017/02/mystery-monday-link-up-finale.html

I added an extra row to make En Provence 90 x 90 inches and it fits the bed very well.  Just like Goldilocks!  Not too big, not too small, just right.


I may go back and add quilting in the area of the "blue" squares.
I just couldn't decide what to put there???

I had fun with the border section.  In hindsight I wish I had used a light,
lavender thread.  The white hardly shows, but it does add texture.
I think the red piping adds a little pop.

I also finished a quilt from a workshop with Jean Impey.  I think the class was in 2015, but I'm really not sure.  My sister is receiving an award next month so instead of sending her flowers, I'm sending her a quilt.  It will certainly last longer.  I still have a couple of weeks, so I'm thinking it needs some beads!


25.5 x 23.5 inches


Unusual technique:  cut out the flowers and pin them to the background, then quilt.
No fusing, no glue.  You intentionally want puckers.  If I do it again I think
I will skip the step where she had us use white thread.

I need to select my next project to finish!  Two down.

Thanks for checking in.

3 comments:

  1. Wow, love both quilts! Great job on quilting the BH quilt, it is a big one!

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  2. Getting things done! Way to go. I would definitely do something in the blue squares - even if it's a bix x.

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  3. Wow! You must have colorful dreams under your En Provence!

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