Friday, 31 March 2017

Dublin Beauty

This is quick finish to meet (almost) a deadline - mini quilt for the Irish exhibition for the EQA Challenge 2017 to be shown at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. The general theme is "Inspired by... block" and each member country was given a traditional block to be inspired by, thus, the Irish theme is "Inspired by the New York Beauty Block". I thought about circle and semi-circles and it wasn't long before I thought of this:

We do see a lot of those beauties here. So this was what I made:

It's a small thing, 25 by 35 cm, but it did require quite a lot of pieces. It was the first time I used the no-tear paper piecing method I had hear a lot about, and it worked great. Here is the video I used for guidance, can highly recommend this to anybody doing a paper piecing project.

As the image is very busy, the quilting had to be simple: curves in a rainbow thread, a little bit of grey rain in the bottom corner and a little bit of sunshine in the top corner.

Just have to show the backing fabric as well - it seems just too appropriate )))

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  1. That is a beautiful quilt! And knowing how small it is makes it even more lovely. Great Job!

  2. Such a clever and beautiful interpretation of this quilt block

  3. Wonderful piecing and quilting, so pretty. I love the yellow thread for sunshine.

  4. A wonderful blend of color from strip to strip. Beautiful!

  5. Wow! Pretty, and oh-my-goodness - that's a lot of small piecing for that size. It turned out so nice, with your triangle arcs flat and happy. :)

  6. What a brilliant interpretation of the theme, I love it!


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