March 28, 2012

It's Finished

Last week I put the last stitch into my very beautiful "Under the Australian Sun" Quilt.  It was certainly the most binding I have ever sewn and it took me 4 nights to hand stitch it.

Designed by Leesa Chandler to showcase her range of Australian Wild flower prints, featuring the spectacular Waratah, Kangaroo Paw and Flannel Flowers.  I chose the Brown/Orange colour-way rather than the Black and Red to compliment my furniture.

At 93" x 88" I decided to entrust it to Desley from Addicted to Quilts in Melbourne who beautifully quilted it in an all over windblown leaves pattern.  I think it compliments the backing fabric perfectly.

I tweaked the design of the quilts block and pieced the backing giving an added bonus, the quilt is also reversible!

OK.... I am really pleased with the result so here is another photo.....   ;-D

And I would like to thank Desley for turning my Quilt Top in to a beautiful Quilt.


  1. Oh wow it is really beautiful. Great quilting and beautiful design, so nice to have the back as gorgeous as the front.
    Well done.

  2. Your quilt is a beautiful way to showcase a very special fabric. I love the backing and blown leaves quilting.

  3. It is just beautiful Wendy!

  4. How wonderful to have a it quilted by Desley Wendy. It looks stunning on her blog this week also. A beautiful family treasure. Cheers Glenda