Mary of Molly Flanders recently posed the question
"What is your favourite quilt?"
I've wondered about it for a couple of days and have narrowed it down to 4 quilts... here they are.. quick, before I change my mind and think of other favourites :)
First up is the very first quilt I made.
Whenever I pull this quilt out to use I still stop to admire the fabulous fabrics and colours. These fabrics are the reason I'm a quilter. I couldn't resist those big, bright modern patterns, I just had to use them to make something! This quilt is simply called The Rachael Quilt and will always be special because it started me on my quilting journey.
My next favourite quilt, Lucky Dip, was my first exploration into liberated quilting. I'd bought Gwen Marston's Liberated Quitmaking book. The next day I start sewing scraps together. I became obsessed and 3 weeks later I had a finished quilt.
Lucky Dip is such a big, colourful scrappy cosy quilt that lives on the couch. A perfect Sunday afternoon reading quilt or it keeps us warm on winter evenings when watching movies. Every time I use it I spy surprise combinations of fabrics or favourite fabric scraps that make me smile.
My Super Star quilt is a favourite for sure!
It's a such striking quilt. I really love everything about this quilt. It has my favourite backing made with an odd assortment of ugly fabrics which proved to me every fabric has a place. I also really enjoyed quilting it with perle thread in lots of different colours. Thanks to Tonya Ricucci and UnRuly Quilting blog for inspiring this quilt with her Unruly Amish challenge.
My fourth favourite is another challenge quilt. Oi Emu was made in response to a corduroy sew along hosted my LeeAnn of Nifty Quilts in honour of Corduroy Day 11/11/11. I enjoy this quilt because of the it's neutral colours, the movement in the shapes and the textures of the corduroy, linen and upholstery fabrics. And it looks great on my lounge room wall!
So these are my favourites today... if you ask me next week I'll probably have different choices. I believe every very quilt has a little spark that makes it special.
If you're curious about reading more about these quilts here are the links to the original posts...
So... Do you have a favourite quilt?
Tell me about it or write a post and link up with Molly Flanders blog where Mary is hosting a linky party for fabulous favourites!!