My entry is the Marrakech Rose Quilt, which I only finished a couple of weeks ago. I hope my regular followers will bear with me but this quilt is special to me and I love it very much.
It`s big and it`s bold and I`ve always known that it wouldn`t be everyone`s choice but it was heavily influenced by the city which is my home, and which gave it its name - Marrakech in Morocco. Perched on the north western tip of Africa, Morocco is a hot, noisy and colourful place and the city of Marrakech is no exception. Like my quilt, you`ll either love it or hate it. There`s no room for indifference here.
I`ve been quilting for a couple of years now and I started this quilt back in the spring as a quilt to cheer up our bedroom. It was the third quilt I started and the fourth quilt I finished and the first for us. I love to use colours clashing together. Because of the light here, bold and colourful quilts really work. My husband says he loves it but it`s not really a man quilt is it?
I hand pieced the sections as when I started it I had no working sewing machine. That all changed a few weeks ago when I got a lovely new Janome with a walking foot. I straight line quilted it with a square spiral in the central block leaving a puffy space in the centre. For the other concentric squares, I echo quilted and I like the effect it gives to the backing too.
Here are its stats.
Started in March 2011
Finished in October 2011
Fabrics for the top are Kaffe Fasset, Amy Butler, Jennifer Paganelli, Anthology and Alexander Henry
Backing fabric is Songbird in Lime by Diane Kappa
Binding is Heirloom by Joel Dewberry
Made for my husband and me
A huge thank you to Amy for hosting this amazing event where we can see so many beautiful quilts laid out in all their glory just like a regular quilt festival. So go visit and see the amazing creations being exhibited.