Norfolk Bricks Lap Quilt Finished!

Norfolk Bricks. Lap quilt hanging on a farm gate. © Stephanie Boon, 2015

Boy does it feel good to say that this lap quilt is finished!  And I love it! The colours and texture make my heart sing. It’s just so tactile and snuggly, let me show you!

Lap Quilt. Hand quilted 'Norfolk Bricks' © Stephanie Boon, 2015

Norfolk Bricks

I’ve been waiting for some decent weather to get some pictures that would do it justice, but the weather’s had other ideas! It’s been terrible: pouring or incredibly dull and grey. Today was the day: I spotted a few breaks in the cloud and headed out for a walk near home.

Grey skies over hay bales. © Stephanie Boon, 2015 www.DawnChorusStudio.com

A break in the clouds this afternoon

Norfolk Bricks. Lap quilt hanging on a farm gate. © Stephanie Boon, 2015

The front of the quilt

Norfolk Bricks. Lap quilt hanging over a farm gate. © Stephanie Boon, 2015 www.DawnChorusStudio.com

I love the pieced back too!

Wrapped in a lap quilt on a wooded track. © Stephanie Boon, 2015 www.DawnChorusStudio.com

Taking cover from the rain!

Looking at it now I think of this lap quilt like a colourful beacon that kept me occupied and lifted my spirits through some horrible times earlier this year. Colour and hand quilting really do nourish the soul.

Lap Quilt: Norfolk Bricks, hanging on a wooden gate. © Stephanie Boon, 2015 www.DawnChorusStudio.com

The colours glow under dark clouds

Lap Quilt binding ready to be hand sewn down. © Stephanie Boon, 2015

Detail of the hand quilting before the binding was stitched down.

Norfolk Bricks Lap Quilt: The Details

  • Size: 55.5″ x 60.5″ (141cm x 154cm)
  • 100% cotton (including fabrics, threads and wadding/batting)
  • Machine pieced
  • Hand quilted in ‘big stitch’ with Presencia Perle variegated thread no.8, colour 9100
  • Begun in February 2015, finished September 2015
  • Fabrics:
    Many from designers for Free Spirit including:

    • Denyse Schmidt
    • Tula Pink
    • Dena Fishbein
    • Anna Maria Horner
    • Valori Wells
    • Jenean Morrison
    • Nel Whatmore
    • Kaffe Fassett

Other Posts About the Making of this Quilt

Here is a selection of posts from the last few months to give you a flavour of what went in to making this lap quilt:

Hand embroidered label for lap quilt 'Norfolk Bricks' © Stephanie Boon, 2015 www.DawnChorusStudio.com

Hand Embroidered label

That just about wraps up this quilt I think and marks the second finish this year! (August Rain being the first.) I’m off for a celebratory snuggle and mug of coffee under my new lap quilt, woohoo!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday and Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I get a Whoop Whoop?!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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20 replies
  1. Ann
    Ann says:

    A glorious finish! What a pleasure to follow your process from photo to idea to design, fabric selection, and sewing. Thanks for sharing. This quilt lifts my spirits simply looking at the photos.

    Reply
    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      Thank you Ann. And thank you for continuing to read my ramblings! It’s just so bright I can’t stop smiling every time I look at it… in a few months I’ll probably be wondering what I was thinking, haha!

      Reply
  2. Bossymamma
    Bossymamma says:

    This quilt will be perfect to snuggle under on dull and dismal days as it’s so bright and cheerful. 3 gold stars for finishing it!

    Reply
    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      We sure do get some grey, dull and wet days down here in Cornwall Dina – anything to lift the spirits in winter is welcome (even if it means putting on some sun glasses to look at it!).

      Reply
  3. sue
    sue says:

    Fabulous! With Fall just beginning its glory here, we know grey November will not be far behind. Your guilt is a day brightener, spirit lifter for sure. I’m inspired. TFS

    Reply

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