Sunday, 4 June 2017

Liberty Bloomsbury Quilt - Finished












It's definitely purple, it's bright, it's beautiful and somewhat girly and it's finished!!

My Liberty Bloomsbury Quilt - started back in September 2015, is finally a finished quilt.  I made it bigger than the original pattern by adding the extra purple and Liberty border, so my quilt finishes at a large 80" square. The quilt was machine pieced, however the dresdens were all hand appliqued to their backgrounds. It is backed in a Tula Pink fabric which echoed the quilt colours and dresdens.

Bound in Liberty and hand quilted with a variety of threads (which unfortunately doesn't really show up in the photos).  A lot of the hand quilting I did last year I unpicked and re did after deciding it was too far from the edges of some of the large shot cotton dresden squares, I also had issues with some of the batting coming through with the thread when quilting.  I used a bamboo batting, has that happened to anyone else

I took this up to the Auckland Botanic Gardens for it's official photo shoot, so you get some pretty garden shots too.

Tonight it's on my bed, just in time for winter!





17 comments:

  1. A gorgeous quilt Julie! Such a great mix of Liberty colour. And what a wonderful place for a photo shoot!

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  2. Thanks Linda, was actually hard to find somewhere dry or without funny shadows for the photos. My favourite is the first one in the tree.

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  3. Love that! Gosh it doesn't seem that long ago that you started it.
    Sweet dreams!

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  4. That I stunning, a delight to visit to see both the quilt and the garden.

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  5. Such a gorgeous quilt--love that purple!! Beautiful photos...hugs, Julierose

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  6. Both the quilt and the Auckland Botanic Gardens look amazing! Love the mix of Liberty fabrics and a purple solid! Great finish!

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  7. Super quilt. Lovely idea to photograph it in the Botanic Gardens. The purple is gorgeous.

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  8. It's beautiful Julie and I love the addition of the extra borders - gives it something extra for sure. Hope the batting behaves itself for you. Stay warm! :)

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  9. Oh isn't this a beautiful quilt! I love the deep purple fabric with the Liberties, great combination.

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  10. I have had some batting coming up through with my needle when hand quilting, it's a bamboo and cotton mix. It's my first go at hand quilting so I'm not sure why it's happening! Your quilt is a stunner:) a real beauty x

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    1. Wonder if it's something to do with thicker threads and bamboo fibres, I am sure I haven't had problems when I've been machine quilting with it.

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  11. This looks so pretty, well done you.

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  12. So beautiful! Colors are awesome!!

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  13. Beautiful!!
    I love bamboo batting. Hate that you had a bit of trouble with it. hmmmm.

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  14. This is lovely, beautiful colors; I like the purple here, it's a great compliment to the Liberty fabrics!!

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  15. Such a beautiful finish!! I love the way you did the extra border.

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