This quilt is finished! I first wrote about it here in October 2014. I've had lots of fun with 'just' using squares!
I used old embroidery found in a thrift shop and cut them in squares. All the squares have Dutch scenery, embroidered in cross stitches.
The embroidery squares are combined with fabric squares from different designers and simple pink plaid fabric.
I quilted with big stiches and perlé yarn number 8 and the pink is number 5. I prefer the number 8 perlé, it works much easier.
The back of the quilt is made of a pink and white plaid fabric.
On a garden bench last night, the light was dimming fast.
The quilt is on our breakfast table where it will stay for a while. The colours are very happy and bright to start the day!
This quillt measures approx: 1.70cm by 1.70cm
The individual squares are 11 by 11cm finished size.
Batting: a very thin layer of cheese cloth
Hand quilting: big stitches with perlé yarn number 8 and 5
Pattern: 'just' squares
This is my version of a scrap tree (still a top) I finally made!!
On the cover of the book: Minimal Quiltmaking, written by Gwen Marston is a tree I wanted to make for some time. Then I found a free tutorial of a similar tree on Pinkadot Quilts written by Kelly. What I did differently was make a background of scraps in all sizes. This is also the way my daughter, Kellie ( yes I know it is a bit confusing, Kelly and Kellie but I'm talking about two different persons here;), likes to work. I once showed Kellie's work here.
The branches are also made out of scraps, dark brown strips in different sizes which would fit one of the gaps in the background.
To use different sizes of scraps is probably not the easiest way, but if you form little units and join those to bigger units, you will end up with a big piece of back ground fabric in no-time. While doing this I sew, cut or sew extra and iron and cut again until my piece is big enough.
So nice to use up all the little quirky scraps !
Thanks to Kelly and Kellie for encouraging me to work like this!!!