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InstructionsYou can follow the instructions in the book and create the exact same quilt as Jenny Haskins or you can use her designs and create your own quilt. The instructions provided in the book and the embroidery designs make a wonderful quilt.
Type of item: Home Decor
Silk,cotton, lace,organza,damask, assorted fabrics, bamboo batting
What was your inspiration?
I purchased the book of instructions and embroidery cd at the local quilt and craft show in Victoria and was inspired to create the quilt as it looked so beautiful. I did not make the quilt exactly the same as Jenny Haskins did but pretty close. I put in a trapunto and crosshatched border and used more traditional patchwork techniques to create some of the blocks. I also made a pillow sham as I love the idea of a more traditional bedspread rather than quilt. I decided to enter the quilt into the Victorian Quilt Showcase, it was my first time entry as an Amateur and I was so pleased to be awarded a Runner Up in the First Time Entrant Category. I was over the moon as there was no category for embroidered quilts and was not too sure how I would go competing against more traditional quilts. I did send Jenny Haskins an email to tell her of my win and to thank her for her wonderful pattern but sadly did not hear back from her. I am very happy with the quilt and really enjoy combining using my embroidery machine and quilting techniques to create quilts.
What are you most proud of?
Finishing the quilt and making the pillowsham.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take you time, read the book and go step by step, this is a great way to use up your stash of luscious fabrics like organzas, satins and silks. You don't need to go the same colour theme that Jenny used you can go wild and make it in red and black, purples or whatever your heart desires. The threads and fabrics are out there you just need to make a decision and start stitching.