For this weeks Tuesday Treasure
, I am revisiting my journey for:
A Yorkshire Dream
This was a quilt challange for the end of year 2011 Xmas Party
at my quilting group. The challenge was to make a quilt that depicted
your birthday. The only criteria was to use the colour of my
birthstone (either a lot or a little)
I was born in Yorkshire and wanted to make that part of my quilt. So an
idea began to form in my head but I had no idea how to proceed so I
thought I would start with a sky and I wanted to piece it so I cut 2.5"
strips, then cross cut them into 2.5" strips and then sewed these into 9
And before too long I had a piece of patchwork that would work well as a sky.
was going as expected but without a pattern, I was unsure how to create
the hills I had in mind. Next step was to google for a picture of hills
that would suit my image.....
think I found the right one and so now to add the hills to the
picture....not sure if I used the best method for this but I just went
with my instinct and it turned out ok.
| Adding a Jonquil by raw edge applique|
a fence and then comes the bit that I was dreading the
most..............freemotion quilting!!! I was sure I would ruin it at
|A close-up view of the raw edge applique of the fence.|
|These trees were a last addition but necessary to hide an oopsie....quilted with little pebbles and look great...so far so good!|
|the raw edge applique horses....just magical! what a clever sewing machine I have!|
After I added the border, I thought it lacked some oomph, so I fm quilted some pebbles all the way around. My mum says this depicts the coal from Yorkshire. I never thought of that.
And here it is. I got 3rd place for my little quilt and was really chuffed as this was my first ever quilt challenge entry and it has become a "Treasure" to me.
All the clues are here, wonder if you can decipher the month and year of my birth date?