Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Fireflies [A Finish]

I know! Another one! I often find that I pair quilts up, and work on them side by side and finish them very close to each other. This one is the partner of the Owls quilt I shared earlier. And it's appropriate, because this quilt is for the sister of the little boy who is getting the owls quilt. Sadly, she has had to wait a little longer to get hers - 2 years. Better late than never?

This is another quilt made using the Fancy Forest pattern by Elizabeth Hartman and I picked out just the firefly block and set 6 of them in a column. The background is Kona aqua and the corals are all from my stash: Figures by Zen Chic, Fossil Ferns, Architextures Cross Hatch and a random polka dot.

I really struggled with the quilting on this one. To start with I stitched in the ditch around the fireflies, then I did a stipple in all the background using a variegated aqua thread. It looked dreadful. I unpicked it all. I decided to quilt it like the owls and did a 3" cross hatch in the background in a pale grey thread that blended much better with the fabric.

The finished quilt is 37" x 45".

This is a Finish Along finish. You can find my original list here.


Lin said...

Two beautiful quilts Jennie - and I love the traditional cross hatch - perfect. xx

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's beautiful and the bairns are going to love them! Congratulations on the finish!

Heatherlovesquilts said...

Another beautiful quilt!

Ella said...

Love the fireflies and how the quilting makes them stand out! Thanks for participating in the FAL!