Quilting rain drops

Sunday evening. So quiet all I could hear were the cows lowing in the sheds. No music, no radio, no traffic. Just the pull of thread through layers of blue cloth.

August Rain scrappy patchwork quilt being made, © Stephanie Boon, 2014 www.DawnChorusStudio.com

Working in the borders

The end of the hand quilting feels close now as I move into the second border. I’m hoping I don’t run out of the thread I started with. I know I’ll have to buy more online if I do and I don’t want to have to wait for it to arrive. But it’s what happens when you choose a ‘use u what you’ve got’ approach.  I’ve used three close shades of bluey/grey perle cotton, so it won’t matter if I have to use a different colour or different dye batch. But still, it’s the idea of having to wait that irks.  Which is odd, considering that time disappears as I quilt, there’s no feeling of rushing or wanting it to end.

August Rain quilt back © Stephanie Boon, 2014 www.DawnChorusStudio.com

The back with appliqué

August Rain applique back © Stephanie Boon 2014 www.DawnChorusStudio.com

Rainy flowers

It looks a bit puckered, I muse to myself; I’ll have to get the iron out. But it’s just the back, so I’m not too fussed really. It’ll be better next time if I carry on using a hoop. Or so I tell myself.  And the soft, wrinkly texture reminds me more of summer rain anyway.

August Rain patchwork quilt, border templates © Stephanie Boon 2014 www.DawnChorusStudio.com

My border templates

Summer rain has become winter rain without me really noticing. The rain drops on puddles are just as mesmerising.

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12 replies
    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      Thank you Ann. I had hoped to finish it this year, but I need some more thread so won’t quite make it after all. I’m not too unhappy though, it’s almost there!

  1. Sandy
    Sandy says:

    It’s a beautiful quilt, Stephie. I’m impressed how you so eloquently turned “scrappy” into “art”. Yes, more quilting! (Was that the question?)

  2. Kaja
    Kaja says:

    This is looking beautiful. I like the little details, like the red strips, the little blue strip in one border, the clever quilting design for the borders. Good going!

    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      Thanks Kaja! I really wanted something break up the blue so had fun playing with the orange/red strips. Hope you’re enjoying the Christmas break and best wishes for 2015 🙂 x

  3. Deb
    Deb says:

    Love the flowers falling down on the back. It is looking lovely – love the circles and how you created them! Great job – enjoy the cows lowing.


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