Rosie is off to the University of Edinburgh to study architecture. So of course she needed a quilt. We decided on a limited palette of pinks and reds with ivory, black and grey and used themed fabrics that had memories of home and recent travels; cats, pianos, Eiffel towers and roses, of course.
|some of Rosie's favourite things|
|adding the final borders with my JUKI HZL Exceed 600|
|piecing with a silver OMNI on top|
|joining the fleece backing with a zig-zag stitch|
|Auditioning the quilting thread|
We chose the steel grey So Fine in the end. Rosie wanted a thread that would disappear into the borders. The #408 Silver So Fine has a subtle matt finish and worked perfectly. It went through the whole quilt without any trouble. We used Bottom Line pre-wounds in the bobbin in an ivory colour that would disappear into the fleece backing.
|we used Emily's swirly feather pattern|
|Rosie's quilt loaded on the 8 foot New English Quilter frame & JUKI TL98P|
Since we only started the quilt the week before Rosie had to go, we needed to keep the piecing simple. We were inspired by this quilt made by Kelly Finster for her friend Laura. Rosie had a look through my pinterest boards and chose this quilt. Kelly and Laura became friends at the start of University. So it seemed a very fitting choice!
|Kelley Finster's quilt for her Uni friend Laura|
|I love how the thread played out|
|Rosie chose a stripy fabric for the binding|