I was pleased to finally complete my ” A Modern Welcome ” Block of the Month we have been doing on the Always Playing with Thread blog. Judy has been posting the instructions each month, and I have been trying to keep up with each step. It has been fun, and although I consider myself to be an experienced quilter, I have enjoyed following her instructions on how to make flying geese or four patches or half square triangles.
I designed a different centre block and have worked with a completely different set of charm squares I was given by Judy.
I’ve added another vine, leaves and berries in the right hand side of the block instead of doing some extra embroidery. Here Ne12 Cotton Mako was used.
For the backing I used some of the remaining charm squares and some of the white fabric I used for the front of the quilt.
This modern quilt was sewn in Ne 40 weight Cotton Mako – and was minimally quilted in the same weight of thread. I used 2021 (white), 1125 (blue) and 2524 (violet) – these threads are always a dream to use and I never have problems with them.
My garden has some beautiful camellias in flower at the moment, and so I couldn’t resist picking two to complement the colours of the quilt.
When I finished my quilt someone said how spring like it looked. As I don’t have anything for the “spring season” I am happy it looks fresh and light.