Sunday, 2 March 2014

Lara's Ink & Spindle quilt


I've been using gorgeous Ink and Spindle fabrics in my quilts for years. Lara and Teegs design and print fabric using sustainable methods creating luxury fabric to die for.   
I was honoured/terrified to be asked recently by a mutual friend to make a surprise quilt for Lara for her first baby.  Undertaking a covert operation with Teegs to procure the fabric, I also used some of my vintage I&S stash, which gives an eclectic mix of I&S fabric ranges over the years. 
with Beyonce wind machine effect
I pieced it entirely 'on the go' in a mash up style to showcase fabrics and make best use of itty-bitty scraps of valuable fabric.
It's been quilted on my Bernina with a mix of straight and wiggly stitches.  The backing is an oatmeal linen/cotton blend, and I used a bright orange Aurifil thread in the bobbin to give it a cheeky pop.
The binding comes from my beloved Liberty stash.  




Liberty binding



13 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness. It's amazing. And beautiful. And SO SPECIAL. Has she seen it yet? I'm sure she will be blown away.

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    1. I just did! And it's amazing! Totally blown away :)

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  2. There are some lovely fabrics there... heart wiggly stitches!! Well done awesome finish!

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  3. It is beautiful! You have done such a great job.
    I love their fabric - they are such clever little custards.

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  4. Oh wow, that is amazing! And what a lovely gift for her - I'm sure she won't be expecting anything like that all. Fabulous work

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  5. LOVE the fabrics you used! It looks so personal and absolutely beautiful!

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  6. This is one of the most beautiful quilts I've seen! I love it! I'm also a huge I&S fan, and this quilt is stunning!

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  7. Hi S-J. Your quilt is absolutely spectacular. Seems we have more in common than just Bruuuuuce. My old Bernina is one of my most trusted possessions, but I haven't managed to make anything to rival this. Funny coincidence ... I was talking quilting designs with the friend I stayed with in Melbourne as she's about to start on a quilt for her daughter's 30th birthday present using vintage Japanese fabrics. Cheers, Sian.

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    1. Hi Sian, thanks! That is a coincidence - quilters are everywhere (as are Bruuuuuuce fans!).

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  8. What gorgeous colours. Hmmm hearing of Ink & Spindle may have been a bit dangerous. What amazing fabrics.

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  9. I'm sure it's the first of many posts Sara and the quilt is really beautiful!

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  10. SJ well done, the quilt and site are very impressive! Xx

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  11. Beautiful quilt! Your blog is looking fab!

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