So, my inspiration for this quilt came from all the things I have already said that Lorna loves - in the sky section I paper pieced a Saltire (Scottish flag)....then moving down into the hills, I appliqued them in some tweedy fabrics and hand quilted them (very unusual for me)..........the next section inspired the title of this wee quilt - The Thistle & The Rose - appliqued thistles and white rose (of Yorkshire) sort of raw edge appliqued...then came the tartan hearts, for love, using fine wool mix fabrics......the bottom section is the sea crashing on to the beach with a bit of hessian "fencing"..........a little extra embellishment with some tiny shells.
I enjoyed making this, I planned, researched and sketched which I don't often do - I hope to expand on the idea for future classes...(yes, I do!!) I added the binding in the normal way, double fold, but turned the whole of the binding to the back which gives a totally frameless look. Saw this technique earlier this year in an exhibition of Effie Gelletly's work.
Lorna and Matt were married in a very magical place on the West coast of Scotland, overlooking the island of Jura - Lorna, to my surprise and delight, took the wallhanging to hang behind the top table - what an honour.
I do hope you have enjoyed this tale - if you have just found me via the Festival, today, welcome. To see lots more from the comfort of your armchairs go HERE. and enjoy.