This is a quilt I made for Rita our lovely Auntie in Scotland and her birthday is on Christmas Day. We actually travelled up there on Boxing Day and spent a few days with her and our Uncle Michael, we had a really good time, but then again we always do every time we see them lol. Rita is actually a sewer herself so I felt a little nervous about making anything for her, mainly because I’m still a bit of a newbie when it comes to quilt making. This embroidery pattern I used is from Amelie Scott Designs and as soon as I saw it I wanted to make one, the trouble was I couldn’t get the pattern book in this country so I had to send off to the states for it. Christine at Amelie Scott’s was really nice to deal with, very helpful. The book is called Build A Quilt on Your Embroidery Machine. I did the 8 x 8 inch blocks on my embroidery machine and this picture shows the blocks trimmed and ready for the next stage which is the sashing. I used Ivory and Royal Blue cotton Klona fabric from Empress Mills.
I used my Accuquilt strip dies for the sashing, the front used the 1” and the back was the 1¾” boards. In these pictures you can see I’m connecting the rows together.
This is the front ready for the binding and again I used another strip die the 2” to do this, running it through my Simplicity Binding Machine. Once finished the quilt was washed at 30° and dried over the banister at the top of the stairs so no one could go near it lol.
I'm glad to say that she really loved this quilt, thank goodness 😊