Tuesday, 30 June 2015

David and Jodi’s quilt

One of my quilts, this silk quilt was made as a gift for David and Jodi.  The pattern is called In and Out by Amy Walsh of Blue Underground Studios.
In and Out quilt
Working with silk is a little different than cotton, I used a fusible stabilizer on the back of each piece of fabric, to help keep the fraying under control.  Here are all of my fabrics stabilized and waiting to be cut.

Quilted with the Blowin’ Wind pantograph by Jodi Beamish and a wine variegated thread.
Blowin' Wind pantograph
I found this lovely piece of batik in just the right colours to back it with.

Every once in a while I capture “The man behind the quilt”.

I chose to use assorted bits of the silk to bind the quilt, here it is all folded and ready to gift wrap.

The quilt in its new home, I thought it would look good in their living room, matching the cushions on the couch, however Jodi was concerned that their dog Gaffer would misuse it, he actually started licking it when we initially draped it over the back of the couch.

An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, space, circumstance.  The thread may stretch or tangle.  But it will never break ~ Ancient Chinese Proverb


  1. Lovely! You're a brave soul to work with silk, but the stunning result is definitely worthwhile!

  2. This is a beautiful quilt, Edith. I love the colours and the quilting is fantastic!

  3. The silk is gorgeous Edith. What a great gift. And the photo of your man behind the quilt is darling.