Saturday, September 6, 2014

Red Letter Day Quilt Finish


Not very long ago I attended the Camille Roskelley workshop that was being held at Kim Bradley's in Sydney.  Our task was to make the Red Letter Day quilt that she designed based on a traditional block.  Mine is (as per usual) not exactly like the original, I made mine a bit larger in a 4 x 4 layout instead of a 3 x 3 layout.  I also did not do the reverse block, but went for a rainbow layout instead.

I have to admit, I'm quite pleased with this quilt, I used all fabrics from our shop Polka Dot Tea, in particular the Japanese Kei florals and the Cotton Couture in Bright White.  This quilt is the perfect way to welcome in Spring.  I have to admit, I am probably one of the very few that is sad when winter comes to an end. Our winters here are short and sweet and I enjoy the cosy warm fires and the short days where my husband can't work the late hours in the dark.  To be honest though, I love every season and whatever season I am in I usually think is the best.  Sort of like the best quilt is the one just finished!

In case any one was wondering, the class with Camille Roskelley was great, she taught us a few tricks to sewing more efficiently and quicker and basically was just a lot of fun to be around.  We had a good group and I would recommend a class with her. 

16 comments:

Karen M said...

I love your quilt. I have this pattern from Camille on my to do list. Your color selection is fantastic and I love the way you quilted it with the all over cable design. Thanks for sharing this.

Leanne said...

Your quilt is beautiful.

scraphappy said...

What a beautiful quilt. I am a soft touch for anything rainbow, and the quilting is just icing on and already beautiful cake.

Leanne said...

I keep looking at this block, something about it is so appealing and your quilt is a beautiful version.

Tamie said...

Love your take on this pattern. Beautiful finish.

Just Sew Sue said...

Love the quilting too, is it a pantograph?

Kat said...

Awesome quilt! I love the scrappy look, and that quilting is wonderful.

Karyn said...

Your quilt is beautiful, and the quilting is perfect. I was disappointed Camille didn't cross the Tasman when she was so close. Maybe next time.

Bowbailey said...

Love the color selection for your quilt! It looks so refreshing and a beautiful springtime quilt! Thanks for sharing

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

This quilt is beautiful I love the fabrics you have chosen, and your quilting sets it off beautifully.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Fantastic quilt made even more special with amazing quilting.

Ann said...

Great fabric choices. Your shop must be doing well with all this lovely stuff!

Chris said...

Love the quilting! Hope it's keeping,you busy too.

Nicolette Mathee said...

I have seen a few versions of this pattern on blogs and like yours the most, I like your fabric choice especially !

Kirsten said...

This is just beautiful Jeanette! Love the wavy quilting too.

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