Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Crown Jewels

This stunning quilt belongs to Deanna.  She came to pick it up this afternoon so I can share it with you now.  It is made from mostly batiks (my favorite) in jewel tones using the Crown Jewels X-Block pattern.  I think it looks great in my bedroom - even my Kleenex box matches!

A friend of Deanna's did the embroidery to personalize the quilt for Deanna's daughter.  Deanna chose the Raindrops Panto and a rich purple Omni Thread with Quilter's Dream batting. The back is also batik. The light lofty Quilter's Dream batting was a great choice to give definition to the quilting and a nice feel to the quilt.


I didn't get a great shot of the border, but you can kind of see it here.  This pattern utilizes the scraps from the center blocks to form the border blocks.  No waste!

So did any of you participate in the Quiltmaker Block Tour last week?  Any lucky winners?  My luck continued - I was notified that I won a copy of the magazine! 

There is another exciting blog tour taking placing next week.  Sew Sisters Quilt Shop is hosting Blogathon Canada and it will be a great opportunity to meet Canadian Quilt bloggers and win many great prizes from Sew Sisters.  All the fun begins on Monday the 19th.

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