Tuesday, January 13, 2015

'Northward Bound'














There's something about this quilt which I find most restful. Maybe it's the colours and subtle prints or the minimalist look or maybe then again it's just the delicious softness under hand due to being lightly quilted. 'Northward Bound' is the name I've given this design which I created based on the traditional Flying Geese block.

All the fabrics are produced by Cloud 9 and are 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. The quilt batting is Hobbs 100% organic cotton and most the thread is also organic cotton.

The entire quilt is straight line quilted with the centre feature strip quilted at 1" intervals while the sections either side have an even softer feel being quilted at 2" intervals.

I've been tempted to make another just the same but it's not easy to source all the same fabrics - and then there's the 1 to 2 week's wait and the shipping charges to bring fabric all the way to Australia.....but I sure do like this combination of fabrics.

'Northward Bound' in Turquoise is listed in my Esty shop where you will find more details about it too. 


17 comments:

Maryse said...

Beautiful!

Susan said...

Subtle loveliness, it looks so soft in the photos.

Catherine said...

It's beautiful Karen I love the subtle colours you have chosen. I was wondering Karen do you have any advice for this first time quilt maker when it comes to pinning the top, batting and base together. I have tried but can't seem to get it nice and smooth? Does it have to be completely smooth? Any advice would be most welcome :) Thank you:)

Kim said...

Another lovely quilt, Karen. I love the peaceful and restful colours.

Blue Moth said...

Love the way the geese look transparent where they "overlap". Beautiful.

Annabella said...

Its simplicity is refreshing and very lovely. Great finish.

Carla said...

I can almost feel it. It looks very cool and clean. Aren't flying geese amazing? So many possibilities

geanina said...

superb! :)

SarahZ said...

This is just beautiful!

Giga said...

I really like the pattern on the quilt. Sew them nicely. Regards.

Michelle said...

simply lovely

diane b said...

Simply beautiful.

DeborahGun said...

you're right, it is a very calming quilt :-)

Dirk Rosin said...

så stilig !

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I like the restfulness of the colors and the quilting pattern is somewhat soothing as well.

Linda R said...

Such a Beautiful Quilt. You do wonderful work my friend.

Jeanne said...

Love this quilt . I also love the minimalism of it! I never knew that you had an ETSY shop.... Will try to take a peek, but for some reason, I have trouble getting in to ETSY. I think the colors and simplicity of this quilt though is great

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