The weather has been lousy here all weekend, and rather than making cards – which was my plan – I ended up quilting. There was something about being under the quilt as I was sewing it and binding the edges that suited the conditions! I started it at the beginning of February at a quilting workshop I was given for my birthday at Quorn Country Crafts, during which I finished the top. I layered it and started quilting on Friday afternoon, did the quilted border and corners and binding yesterday, and I finished it with a hand stitched label this morning. Most of the quilt is quilted with stitch-in-ditch, with the wide border needing a little more, so I created my own quilting design. The quilt measures 64x64in with binding, and as you can see was destined to go in our spare room.
A note, 02-MAY-15:
I have been made aware by Debbie Maddy that she owns the copyright to a similar design of quilt. I would like to make it quite clear that I have not used her instructions to make this quilt, nor was aware of them, or her, before or during the class or indeed before writing my own instructions based on the quilt I made during the class. I would also like to assert I have never assumed credit for the design, and have only requested copyright to the instructions I have independently written and illustrated. To aid clarification of these points, I have amended the descriptive text above and below (in italics) to remove any potential implication that this was my own design.
For those that wish to purchase Debbie’s original pattern for her design, it is available from her website: http://www.calicocarriage.com (listed as Labyrinth, as both hard copy or downloadable format). From the descriptive text I am also led to believe her pattern also includes different sizes of her design, which mine does not.
I continue, at present, to offer my instructions as a downloadable file as these were independently written based on my own working of the quilt and in the absence of knowledge of the design source, and I have amended the file to acknowledge Debbie and promote her pattern.
Thank you to my testers, Julie and Anita, and to Tricia: the description of how I made the quilt is now available!
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