Monday, 21 November 2011

tie me up

tie me up

An early Christmas present done and dusted.

tie me up

This quilt is going to my mother in law's best friend, who already has a lap quilt I made for her but has been pestering me for a bed size quilt for the past year.
The top was so easy to come together, I'm just finishing up a tutorial and I'll let you know when it's done. It'll take a weekend to put the top together, that's it. Nice and easy peasy.
It was totally inspired by Angela's bow tie, but I wanted something a touch bigger to fit a queen size bed.

tie me up

Deets -
Finished quilt - queen size/double bed - 82" x 94"
Fabrics used;
Peacock lane by Violet Craft for Michael Miller
Just Dandy by Josephine Kimberling for Robert Kaufman
smirk grey dot by Kyla May for Timeless Treasures

27 comments:

Donna said...

Wow, this would be a hard one to give away! Beautiful

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

Lovely, I really like the large scale of the lay out! Great fabrics too...

Angela {fussycut} said...

Love!! It is so beautiful. I love the dots for the background. What a great gift!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

Beautiful quilt as always Katy!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Stunner!

Isisjem said...

Lovely - love the big scale of this!

Trudi said...

Bigger is definitely beautiful! And beautifully quilted too! Nice one!

Justine said...

Its just too lovely!Looking forward to the tute as I want to make this one in Essex Linen and FFA2 when Mandy gets the linen back in stock mind!!

badlandsquilts said...

I love the tiny dots as background for the big blocks, perfect!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful quilt! Bowtie quilts are some of my very favorites...

Jennifer :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love the big blocks - not something I usually make but I can see I'm going to have to have a rethink as this is marvellous!

Poppyprint said...

Well done, you!

Aimee said...

Really beautiful - I love the large scale bow ties. It's a great twist on a traditional favorite. It makes the background fabric pop forward more, I think.

And I totally did a double take at the picture of your staircase - we have the exact same newel posts, spindles and design in the same exact colors! Weird!

jednoiglec said...

Wonderful gift! You can be sure that your mother in law's best friend will want more of your quilts:)

Jacey said...

Wow, you were quick to use your Peacock Lane fabrics! Mine are still sitting in a pretty stack, waiting to be cut. I love the new quilt; such a lovely gift!

Flying Blind... said...

Simply super x

Nicky said...

Love the way the black seems to float on top of the colours! Another individual twist on a traditional pattern!

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, that's fab, love the colours with the dark background, and love the big, bold shapes

Anonymous said...

Love the big bow ties and the almost-solid background. My Dad looked great in a bow tie (everyone else's Dad wore a regular tie) so it's a happy association.
Lisa
Lalexander733 (at) gmail (dot) com

Maureen T. said...

I love all the fabrics, especially smirk grey dot!
Great quilt!!

Karen S, Lykkefanten said...

It's so very beautiful... I think whoever gets it as a present is a very lucky person indeed.

Violet Craft said...

LOVE IT! I love what you paired with the PL. I never would have thought of that. I LOVE seeing that !!!

**nicke... said...

what a great gift katy! love it.

pat sloan said...

this best is giving to someone who really wants it... even the pesky ones.. wink!

Kaye Prince said...

This is just gorgeous Katy! Love all of the colours (especially the grey dot)!

angharad handmade said...

This is really very lovely, Katy!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

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