I made a pouff~ee quilt!
That's all I was thinking when taking my photographs this morning.
Sunshine, a camera and a pouff~ee quilt
can be a tricky combination
when trying to take pretty pictures.
See my first ever hold up picture below.
(I call this a pouff~ee quilt because the (john lewis) wadding
is thicker than the usual heirloom I normally use.)
Before you are dazzled by my over indulgent snaps
I should let you know that this quilt
was hand pieced
with vintage sheets
and is unbelievably soft...
You may remember the beginnings of this quilt
back in January...back when we had snow!
Thankfully the weather is a little better today
but only just!!
I actually finished hand quilting this quilt last month,
it was put aside as I couldn't decide on the binding.
I originally considered a yellow stripe...
but couldn't get the idea of
out of my mind!
with the up most of laziness
I struck upon an idea
by way of rolling the backing and stitching it down to the front.
Its the second time I've used this technique,
and whilst its a little unorthodox,
binding a epp quilt can be tricky
especially if you have points that you don't want to chop off.
This way you have control of the binding edge.
It's completely hand pieced
using the English paper piecing method.
and measures 50" x 42"
not huge..but a nice throw size.
I'm so glad you stuck around
for the reveal.
An epp quilt evolves over time...
I like the slower pace
one which I shall be following from now on.
My goal for this year is to finish up my wips (works in progress)
and begin a BIG rose star quilt.
I have a plan
I'm looking forward to sharing it with you xx