My own Lilly Pilly

Hi all, I hope you are all enjoying your stitching in this cold wet weather.

I recently finished a quilt adapting a pattern by Kellie from Don’t Look Now called my own Lilly Pilly This pattern was so much fun.  As a hand sewing project it was great to always have something to do when I attended sit and sews at NOTYQ I love hanging out at my quilting Guild chit chatting and learning and sharing new skills.

The quilt really came together with some great background quilting.  I felt that the appliqué could really pop out with the dense quilting.  Now I am not one to just follow a pattern.  A patchwork pattern to me is simply a starting point…so I added two borders so that the quilt was framed and gave me the opportunity to use some different quilting treatments.

I love doing this style of doodling quilting as the movement and detail makes the most of modern quilts with a high proportion of background fabric.

Back to my quilting machine now as the christmas orders are pouring in.

Happy quilting

Anita

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One thought on “My own Lilly Pilly

  1. Love you version of the Lilly Pilly Don’t Look Now. I have a friend that is making this quilt for my daughter’s wedding. First thought was to sign the leaves, as a guest book before the wedding, and during the wedding. My friends suggestion is to do a border similar to yours and have guests sign the border piece 6 x 6 and add small coordinating leaves to the signature pieces. My friend is concerned the leaves will not be big enough. She also feels the border adds a lot to the quilt. Your Lilly Pilly is the only one I could find with a border. My daughter is reluctant to change the pattern, feels it will take away from the tree. Is you border a 3inch with blue with a 1 inch green? I have made 1 t-shirt quilt, NOT experienced. I loved when you said ” you didn’t follow the pattern”. I plan on e-mailing your quilt to my daughter. Thanks for your help.

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