Monday, 22 August 2011

Raspberry and Apple Quilt

My latest quilt is simple in style, as the best quilts often are, and makes an impact with delightful fabrics from a popular designer range called "Tilda" in scrumptious shades of pinky-red raspberry and mossy, appley green. The patterns are a delight, fresh and modern yet featuring classic roses in a country style. For interest, I have added some batiks in green and claret and some pretty tiny polka dots.

This quilt measures a handy 40" x 54". It makes a perfect sofa or chair throw to cosy up with in your sitting room come Autumn time, adding welcome colour and impact to plainer sofas. It is also the ideal size to top a single bed, perfect for little-ones who struggle to manage a big heavy quilt on their own. Use your tape measure to give you a perfect view of the size, should you like.

The top has been meticulously pieced from 5" cotton squares and has been quilted in a criss-cross fashion. The batting is a top quality cotton blend making your quilt easy to wash and dry, (wash at 30 degrees and line dry). Minimal shrinkage may occur giving you that highly-coveted vintage look but you can use a cool iron to restore the crisp feel if you prefer.

The welcome surprise with this quilt is the divine backing fabric, a sumptuous feast of red roses on white (designed by Tanya Whelan). You could display this side for a change, a little like an eiderdown. The binding is a fresh red stripe (also by Tanya Whelan) which has been traditionally hand sewn to the reverse for a real professional finish.

I have added a vintage embroidered name patch to the reverse.

This beautiful quilt is available for sale at £150 including postage in the UK (please add £5 for overseas). Please read my sales policies in the right hand sidebar. SOLD, THANKS EVER SO MUCH