I will apologise in advance for the quality of the photos but the lighting at the NEC in places can be quite poor which means the colours aren’t quite as true as they should be.
In addition to the text panel stitched in the front, I made another panel that hangs at the back from 3 coloured mother of pearl buttons and matching handmade cord. Yes you guessed it…the colours are pink, green and purple. In the photo below you can see one of the lovely ‘Quilt Fairies’ as I call them showing Janet (M-in-L) the back of the quilt for the first time and reading the panel. Although she knew I was making the quilt she didn’t see it at all, not even the fabric, until we arrived at the show. I also inserted the Friendship Braid piece cut from the front into the back.
I hope nobody got a crick in the neck from reading the back! I did speak to Andrew Salmon about how double sided quilts are displayed at the show and we had a very interesting conversation which you can read more about here.
Thank you again to the ‘Quilt Fairies’ and to everybody who took the time to look at Marilyns Quilt – it was and is very much appreciated.
In the next post I will share with you the feedback the quilt received from the judges.
Until the next installment..
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