Violet Delights

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Violets and More Link to website or photo www.diannejohnstonproducts.com.au What are you most proud of? The fact that I finished it, I originally put on a floral border with half inch crosshatched quilting but thought it looked too busy, so I spent weeks unpicking it and then carefully cutting off the busy border fabric and then sewing on the purple fabric by hand on the border. I then freemotion quilted the feathers and quilted every inch of the quilt, I believe over 2.2 million stitches in the quilting. My husband loathed the quilt said it was dull and the black and purple were ugly. I enterd the quilt in the state quilting competition and won 4 awards, I actually got Amateur Best In Show, So happy I did not listen to him about the colours. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure that you are really happy with your fabric choices before you start to quilt, it takes 10 times as long to unpick as it does to quilt it, but do go on your gut instinct about colours and quilting, do what makes you happy.

What you will need

  • Cotton
  • hand dyed cotton
  • wool/poly batting
  • silk embroidery threads
  • silk thread
  • poly threads
  • cotton threads

Q&A with PamelafromOz

Pam Sews asked:
I love your advice as much as your beautifully-worked quilt - including the "don't listen to husband" tip :-D I am stunned that you decided to remove so much painstaking work - but, at the same time, I really understand and think your decision resulted in a true work of art. Congratulations!
PamelafromOz answered:
Thanks Pam, I am so disappointed with my photo, there is a good photo that of it on the Bernina Facebook site though. Could you tell me do you do all the work yourself on your projects, you are so prolific. Where do you find the time, your work is amazing. Cheers.