So I promised some better pictures and a grander reveal for my Stitch Tease low volume Scrap Vomit quilt.
Here's the best I could do, considering it has been raining, and toppling fence panels since late morning, the kids have been on full volume all day and now it's really just time for tea and Christmas cake.
I was Queen Bee back in September, having planned this quilt in my head for a very long time. The wonderful ladies did great bringing my vision to life.
The thought of making a quilt like this, (without the shortcut piecing method a la the Scrappy Trip Along), gives me the shivers, waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many fabrics to pull and cut, all those points to try to match, it would take forever! Ever since I saw Katy's first SV quilt(s), I wanted one, but the solids-averse side of me had a problem with those B blocks, especially the black, and the complete riot of colour wasn't quite my thing, but I still wanted one; so the low volume idea was born.
Thanks to the lovely Stitch Tease ladies, I requested and ended up with this beauty; please excuse the windswept, and don't let it drag on the deck photo shoot...
I love it!! Quilting it on the diagonal gave me the opportunity to see every single print that had been included; I love the diversity, but also the fact that the same fabrics cropped up in many blocks, maybe from the same swaps or just for the love of the same prints, and it made me smile the whole 3 hours it took me.
Binding is always my favourite bit of the process - and this took another 3-4 hours, the perfect end to another stormy day snuggled on the sofa. It couldn't have been more perfectly timed.
Pre-wash 70" square
Blocks pieced together and quilted with Aurifil 2021 50wt
Backed with IKEA Britten Nummer print and Sew Stitchy scraps
Bound with aqua Joel Dewberry Herringbone print
Thank you again wonderful Stitch Teasers, you have got my New Year off to a great start xxx