Wednesday, March 22, 2023

My first quilt finish for 2023

 Quilt production has been slow this year. 

Besides making clothes 

I've been renewing my love for watercolour!

But I do have a quilt to share today.

I kept the quilting simple, straight lines 2" apart

I used one of my trusty Aurifil threads in a pretty 

lemon colour.

I love the backing, a length I bought last year from an 

Instagram destash.

It's an Art Gallery Fabric by Bari J called "Wild Bloom"

I could easily have this side showing!

I persuaded the quilt-holding husband to accompany 

me to the Carisbrook Jail..... 

for some photos of "Carisbrook Cabin".

It is bound in a black and white check- bold but I 

think it reflects the squares of the log cabin.

The batting was the last of a roll I bought at Spotlight 

in 2021 for $60.

I've made 7 quilts from the roll, with about a 40inch 

square left! 

That's economical, don't you think?

The jail is a pretty grim place without the rainbow 

colours of a quilt to brighten it up!

Quilt #1- 2023
No. 147 Lifetime quilts

Happy days!



karenbbsnow said...

Beautiful quilt, pretty backing and what an amazing photo shoot!!!!!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your log cabin quilt is so pretty, so bright and vivid! Great quilt for the first quilt of the year, happy stitching!

Cindy B said...

Your pear is just perfect! Wow!!! And this quilt is just amazing!!!!

Florida Farm Girl said...

I love how you take your quilts walkabout for photographs. I'm too lazy to do that with mine. My best efforts would be the swing outside my sewing studio or perhaps a rocking chair on the porch.

Lesley Gilbert said...

Beautiful colours - love the pink and orange together. Great photo's displaying your quilt - nice day out for you both :)

Susan Smith said...

WOW! Love it and the absolutely gorgeous hero shots at the gaol. Well done & water colour painting too? Clever clogs. Thanks for sharing, take care & hugs.

LintLady said...

Hello Suz,
places like this are perfect to show the prettyness of a quilt! Thankx for the pictures.
The pair looks great.
I also do/did watercolours. May be I need to start this again.
Thank you for reminding.
Hugs from Germany, Doris :o)

Unknown said...

I think your quilt is fantastic, everything about it! Also, very impressed with the watercolour painting. Thanks for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

The quilt is beautiful and looks so striking in the photoshoot. Loving your artwork too!

FlourishingPalms said...

That quilt is gorgeous! Love the bright colors you used, and I bet the lemon-yellow thread looks great on it. You picked a good place to take pictures. Indeed, that jail looks like a terrible place to stay - a good reason to be good! Did you do that pear watercolor? My goodness but it's fabulous! Terribly impressive. I remember doing watercolor in high school art class, and being very unsuccessful. I like to dabble and mess and make it just right, which doesn't suit watercolor one bit! It's great knowing you're involved in a variety of creative efforts. Keep having fun with them. And I hope you find another good deal on batting!

Frogdancer Jones said...

Lovely quilt!
I've abandoned my sewing machine while I'm working fulltime this term.
I'm looking forward to getting back to it.

Karen S said...

That is a lovely finish. What a great quilt and you did find an interesting location for your photo shoot.
It looks like you are enjoying your time with your water colours!
Retirement is wonderful.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Your watercolour pear is fantastic. Gorgeous quilt and that backing fabric is fantastic. You are a woman of many talents.

Does your husband whinge about his sore shoulders if he even looks at a quilt and thinks he may need to hold it? Maybe it's just mine.... LOL

OPQuilt said...

Of course you do watercolors! I have always appreciated your skills in colors, as shown in all your quilts. And now Carisbrook Cabin is a riot of wonderful color! I love the binding (of course) and I think the setting for the photographs was inspired. I look forward to learning more about your new community as you photo more quilts in the wild. Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

chya said...

I just love your Carisbrook Cabin! It says: "Just jump right in (don't overthink it)! Try a scrappy log cabin! Be Happy!" Thank you!

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