Quilt LocationQuilt address: Hampstead, Greater London, UK
Surprise Birthday Quilt
01/10/2009 - I made this quilt as a surprise for my sister's birthday. It started with some undersea-themed fabric by Anna Griffin and grew from there; I wanted to make some very wide strips with high-contrast colours in greens, blues and reds. I ended up buying so much fabric for the quilt that I decided that I could make two different sides so that it was reversible instead of having just a plain backing. A red, pink and blue colour scheme with a large diamond feature in the middle just sort of took shape as I went. Putting the front and the back together and making sure my quilting lines weren't ruining the design was the hardest part; in the end I just quilted straight vertical lines with two different colours. Six months after the quilting was done I finally got the chance to bring it to Canada and give it to my sister as a very belated birthday present..
Contributor: Nadia Arbach