This quilt started at the Susan Briscoe workshop at the Royal Hotel in Bridlington is finished.
It was quilted the day after I went to the talk given by Ferrett in York - I didn't feel able to stitch in the ditch or cover it in straight lines after seeing her magnificent work so I thought outside the box..........circles, land of the rising sun etc and came up with a large circle in the bottom left corner with lines radiating out around it to the edges of the quilt. I drew round a dinner plate for the circle and free-handed the lines using a yardstick and chalk. I used a brown/cream YLI variegated thread on top and a brown/orange Gutterman variegated in the bobbin. It needs a hanging sleeve then it will be on the wall somewhere in the house.
I used a Japan themed fabric for the back, rather bright but it's not on show on the wall and I'm beginning to wonder, with the rising price of cotton, if a quilt is being made for display then should it be backed with a quality calico. It isn't seen and costs a fraction of what quilting cotton costs.
I'd make this quilt again. It's not a difficult one and lots of different looks can be achieved depending on fabric / colour choices.