Project Description

What are you most proud of? Getting all the designs from various sources and thinking to use a professional copy place to size all the pieces. That save me alot of time but did cost about $80.00 dollars which I felt was well worth the work involved. Making all the binding for the celtic designs was very monotonous but I pushed through and got it done. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Plan it out very carefully. Keep good records of what you do as you go along and buy the binding if you can find the right colours.

What you will need

  • Cotton fabrics for all the pieces and hand applique pieces. As well cotton binding for all the celtic designs which I hand made myself. The king size quilt took me 2 years to complete but my daughter and her husband were very glad to get it as a wedding gift.

Q&A with Jnfrsmith

kr2231596 asked:
I am a great lover of Celtic Quilts and have made several myself. Where Did you get your patterns from. Thanks K.Rogers Australia kr22@activ8.net.au
Jnfrsmith answered:
Some of the patterns came from a book called "Celtic Quilts A New Look for Ancient Desings" by Beth Ann Williams and the rest came from various veb pages I found pictures of celtic designs. As not all of the designs were the same size I had to take them to a printer to have them resized to the size I wanted.
Yukon Quilter asked:
This is a beautiful wedding present. Lovely colours. Did you top quilt it yourself?
Jnfrsmith answered:
Yes, I did do the quilting myself. I worked it as a quilt as you go project and then had a friend use her longarm machine around the outer border.
tova dian dean asked:
Blue and white, never used enough. Lovely!
Jnfrsmith answered:
Thanks Tova, this was the first time I tried this as well. My daughter loves blue and celtic designs and I wanted the contrast so I decided to go with the white. My son was the one who suggested to do one block with the background white and one with a blue background. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Family affair but a surprise for my daughter and her husband.