Sunday, 13 September 2015

Weekending - A Finish






The SWAK envelope quilt has been finished - finally it is quilted, bound - completed!!

Last year a group of about 20 sewers joined a swap on Flickr.  Using the pattern from the book Patchwork, Please,  each month we had to paper piece 1 or 2 envelopes for the people allocated to that specific month, in the theme they requested.  My theme was for bohemian inspired ,bright jewel toned envelopes with a fussy cut floral.  I certainly think all the participants in this group met my criteria. When I had received them all, I put them in a box and put it away, unsure as to what I wanted to do with them. This year I decided that I had to at least get a quilt top made from them.  I did that and have since gone even further and made a small quilt.  Measuring just 48" square, it is backed in a linen like upholstery fabric, which is very soft, and has the added benefit of being very wide, quilted in the shape of the envelope flap and bound in with a fabric from Tula Pink's Moonshine collection. I am especially pleased that I managed to keep the row of envelopes on the back, aligned with the corresponding row on the front.

This special quilt will be kept and used in my sewing room as a memento of the fabulous people I have met through the online quilting world.

Thanks to all the SWAK swap girls.

16 comments:

  1. A really lovely finish to be proud of! I love the backing fabric....so perfect!

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  2. So many wonderful things to love about this, its such a great pattern and its always interesting how people do the same pattern but the end result is always different hahahaah Think the backing is bang on as well :)

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  3. A lovely finish Julie! Your quilting looks great, and that Tula Pink binding is perfect on this.

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  4. Love that quilt and the quilting is lovely. Definitely a keeper :)

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  5. Wow, it looks gorgeous Julie - you must be thrilled with it. The quilting looks great.

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  6. It's beautiful Julie - and yes, a wonderful one to keep and hold special memories.

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  7. What a wonderful creation and lovely way to record some special memories of a wonderful event in your life.

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  8. Beautiful finish - sounds like a fun swap!

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  9. It is beautiful!!!! You did a fantastic job of piecing all the envelopes together and binding it all too! I love the extra row of envelopes on the back. I am sure that it will hold many great memories for you! xx

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  10. This is such a delightful quilt Julie! There are some really pretty prints in the envelopes and all the jewel colours sparkle! I think the butterfly is my favourite!

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  11. I just love this... one day maybe I will make some blocks for myself to add to the ones very sweet friends sent me even though I left the swap :)

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  12. What a fun swap ...This is such a lovely quilt!!

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  13. This is so beautiful - love the jewel tones and the fussy cut florals in the envelopes.

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  14. Absolutely fantastic! Well done on getting it together and the fantastic quilting. Such a lovely reminder of lovely people :)

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