|Image found here
|It's a bit crumpled, but you can see the texture of the quilting
|Vintage lace or tatting
Some time in 2016 my sewing friends and I started a sampler quilt. We each took turns to choose the blocks were were going to make. Miss B thought she'd like her own sampler quilt, so picked her colour palette - which we called sea glass. We set up a pinterest board of images which inspired the colours I used. Who knew there were so many different colours of sea glass you can find. Along the way, I started making blocks that I wanted to trial, I used some precious little scraps of fabric and a piece of vintage lace/tatting that was my Gran's. For quite a while all these blocks sat in a box, while I got distracted with new projects.
Earlier this year I made it my goal to get all these blocks pieced together and turned into a quilt top, the aim being that Miss B would receive it on her birthday at the end of April. Epic fail on my part, but I can now report that the Sea glass Sampler quilt is finished. It has been randomly hand quilted in 2 variegated blue threads, that mostly blend in with the denim backing, but highlight the fabrics and blocks on the front. Binding is a very vibrant green and periwinkle print from Tula Pink.
It's a little crumpled and crinkly in these photos, as it was fresh from the dryer after spraying with water to remove my marking pen lines. Tonight it will go on Miss B's bed, where I am sure Meeka will appreciate it too.