Wednesday, November 19, 2014

AMH Nine Patch {Quilt Top Finished} & Slow Blogger Linky Party

I have a finish to show you this week, it has to be my biggest quilt so far.
It's huge {95 inch X 115.5 inch} it's big enough to cover the bed without the mattress and box spring showing. 

Made using Anna Maria Horner's Field Study Linen.
You can read more about it in my last post.

I shoveled the deck yesterday hoping to be able to take these photos this morning. You can still see snow between the planks.
Can you tell it was cold?

It was a different process this time due to the lack of space, I designed this quilt on my computer with the original fabric, hoping to get a result as accurate as possible...The picture gives a good idea of the final product but still, I ended up unpicking, remaking and rearranging a few (many) blocks. 

It is quite bold...I hope to tone it down a little by hand stitching with a black pearl cotton thread, hopefully it will do the job.

This will be my hand quilting project for this winter. I plan on using wool batting as it is lighter and the quilt is already heavy as it is. 


Enjoy the rest of your week!
Best, Maryse

Linking up to:

Catherine at Knotted Cotton for the monthly Slow Blogger Party

Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday

Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social no. 47

What A Hoot Quilts for TGIFF

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict for Can I Get A Whoop Whoop

Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Work in Progress - AMH Nine Patch

Sometimes things don't always go as planned...You think you have a good idea...and then you're having second thoughts and find yourself taking a complete different direction...Sounds familiar? 

Here is the latest...A Nine Patch featuring Anna Maria Horner's Field Study Linen Collection. 
In the photo above, you can see the first three rows.

Some time ago, I ordered a fat quarter bundle of Field Study Linen by AMH. Some of these prints are harder to find and I was glad I was able to put my hands on it. Back then, I had in mind to make a giant star quilt to a couple of friends...but once I received the fabric...I wasn't sure anymore, it didn't seems that it was such a great idea after all.  I felt stuck with the fabrics and wasn't sure how to use it. This fabric is fabulous, but it's heavier than regular quilting fabric, I didn't want them to end up in my stash. Then I remembered seeing this quilt by Katy Jones. I always liked that quilt.
 Then, the idea of making a Nine Patch came to be.

These are the blocks that I have done so far, they are quick and easy to make and certainly not boring.
I lean toward the idea of hand quilting it with a dark blue or even a black cotton pearl, still early to decide...

The mix of this traditional patchwork with AMH's bold and contemporary fabrics really speaks to me. This is another big quilt, a large queen size.

I must say it feels good to finally start something new.

Thanks for stopping by!


Linking up this week to:

 My Quilt Infatuation for NTT

Sew Fresh Quilts