Monday, April 30, 2007

Nicki's Spirit Quilt

In my last post, you saw three items that I am working on now. Today, I am writing about Nicki’s Spirit. This queen size quilt is a wedding gift for a niece and it is getting close to being finished. I have been plugging away at it since it was entered into my Guild’s UFO Challenge back in November. It is being hand quilted and has been a long process.

The pattern was designed using EQ5 and is a variation of a Trip Around The World. I do so love TATW and am playing with different ideas.

My niece asked me to use a cotton toile that she had bought and incorporate it into the quilt. It was dark blue print on white background. The fabric just didn’t blend in well with the rest of the colours, so I decided to tea dye it. That did the trick!

It is a wedding gift, but my niece has already seen it, so no surprises will be revealed. She just won’t see the completed quilt until the wedding brunch, and unfortunately, neither will you. But, don’t fret there are other things for you to see until then.

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

Another lovely quilt Rose Marie, great idea with the tea dying. Now do tell us how you go about making sure your tea dyed fabrics are colour fast please.

Pam said...

That is a lovely pattern - with the variation of TATW. I can see the X pattern in the centre. You've done a good job on your EQ5. I have just recently purchased the EQ6 and have yet to design a quilt with it.

Tanya said...

That is a lovely quilt! I've made quite a few of the Around the World quilts but still don't have one of my own. I think I want one like yours.

Leigh said...

Your niece is very lucky!

Dora said...

I like your blog and your quilts are wonderful! They are so colourful!
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