Monday, 13 June 2011

The Marrakech Rose Quilt

Wow - it is baking here in Marrakech. For the first time the aircon is on.  Thank God for aircon.

Some of you may remember me showing you  a quarter of a quilt top I was making for our bed.  I called it the Marrakech Rose quilt as Marrakech is known as the pink city. Today I finished the top.  All I had to do was finish the Kaffe Fassett Radiation border.


I had thought of repeating the Matisse style rose fabric in a last border but I`ve gone off big quilts.  For the moment.  Until I upgrade my very loyal machine which was my mum`s in the `80s.  Never say never. So here is an ugly shot of it up on our roof terrace.  Not ironed (it`s too hot) but I still love it.


So now I have to look for fabric for the backing.  I am looking for a fresh green small print.  As this quilt top is a little `in your face`, a calm backing is required. I haven`t found one yet that I`m in love with. I`ll keep looking.

I also washed the blue fabrics for my Storm at Sea quilt. I hope to start piecing it this week although I need to sort out making some templates. I`ve read that many people are put off making this design because of the thin long points of the diamonds. Ooops. So I will probably piece it by hand as I`m far more accurate that way than using a machine!



11 comments:

Helen in Switzerland said...

Wow! It's a real knockout quilt! I imagine it might be a while before you can use it though!!You seem to be on a real quilting roll at the moment!

diane said...

I love this quilt and it totally looks like the way you describe Marrakech. I hope someday to see it in person. Check out Hawthornethreads.com for fabric. They have a great color picking tool.

Catherine said...

Wow, fantastic, I love the colours!

frayedattheedge said...

The colours are lovely! I hope you find a backing fabric soon.

susan said...

Ah, that's the one you were talking about when you were referring to my cusion backing Tilda fabric. Lovely vibrant pink fabrics!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

What can I say....I'm absolutely speechless with the beauty of this piece of work. Congratulations. BEAUTIFUL!!

Thanks for commenting on my kitty paw post today!! Hope your week ahead treats you well. So far, the comment issue on my little corner of the world is working right now, so I'm taking advantage of the situation. :o)

Nadilah Magee said...

I love the colors..so bright and beautiful.

nicolette said...

Oh wow, I love all the pink delight Annabella!

Lis said...

I adore your Marrakech Rose quilt Annabella, so pleased to have found your blog.

Knit Witch said...

LURVE this quilt!!

pixilatedtoo said...

This is stunning. I love the colors and the design! ~ Lynda