Cloud Farm & Countryside Quilts
08/04/2020 § Leave a comment
I’m so pleased to have completed my Cloud Farm Quilt. It’s a serene and calming colour scheme and although the first photo makes it look very creamy in amongst those soft blues, you can see in the above photo that the focus fabric is a beautiful Lewis & Irene print, from their Chieveley range. I chose a grey & gold backing fabric with bluebirds that echo the blues of the patchwork. Job done – finito!!!
There’s a tutorial here, showing the method.
A while ago, in fact it was probably last spring, a bolt of fabric featuring Grove panels from Makower, was delivered here to the studio and I was SO excited. My students were fairly ravenous in their devouring of the panels, but not before I saved a couple of sets for myself. I decided to make a Countryside Quilt that will eventually end up in a country cottage in Wales – hopefully – when I can once again make the long trek west!
I took the patchwork top out to a WI talk last Autumn, then bought the backing fabric whilst on a jaunt to Cornwall – both these precious pieces were safely stashed away – in different places! I kept finding the backing fabric and putting it somewhere even safer, then finding the patchwork top but forgetting where I’d put the backing – life is a bit of a muddle here in Adalizaland sometimes. Anyway, at the beginning of 2020, everything came together and the Countryside Quilt was eventually completed.
The panels are absolutely charming and remind me somewhat of Angie Lewin prints, that I so love. I’ve just realised that the main sashing fabric is the same L&I Chieveley print from the Cloud Farm Quilt – it’s obviously one of my favourites although I hadn’t made the connection until uploading these photos! I also have a border fabric from the same range, but am not sure quite how to put it to best use – let me know if you’ve any good ideas.
One more quilt to show you today – Happy Days – it’s just been pinned into a quilt sandwich and is all ready to be quilted. There’s a short tutorial for my method here.
Happy Days …
This quilt is 6 x 6 blocks so there are a few squares over (which I cut out incorrectly), from the 42 x 10″ squares. It’s a wallop of colour and maybe just what’s needed to brighten up these strange and worrying times.
Right … back to my quilting!