You may recall (or may have blotted the annoying question from your memory) that I asked for quilting opinions on this a wee while ago:

There were two distinct camps (well, except for Sue, bless her!), and I was getting slightly worried there would be a handbags at dawn incident, however I finally decided to go with…

Matchstick quilting in the linen, with a flower FMQ from Angela Walters’ book in the Liberty.

I used a mixture of solid and variegated threads, with a few lines of variegated 12 wt Aurifil mixed in with some 40 wt King Tut’s in a variegated and a solid colour, and finally a little 50 wt Aurifil.  (The crinkles are from it being folded up, amazingly I didn’t get a single quilting kink, I may have finally found my optimal straight line quilting speed!)

The flowers are a little hard to see on the front, but you can see them better on the back:

It took a while, but I got there in the end!  Tonight, I’m handing it over to my gran for her birthday.

Final Stats:

Fabric: Essex Linen in natural, and Liberty scraps from Very Berry Handmade and the Greene Stitch Co. FQ of Liberty binding from the Greene Stitch Co.
Thread: Aurifil 12wt #4667, Aurifil 50 wt 2000, King Tut #997 and #920 (all on the matchstick), Aurifil 50 wt #4060 (flower), Superior Thread The Bottom Line #651 (all over)
Batting: EQS Sew Simple Supersoft 100% Cotton
Size: 31″ x 26″
Piecing: crazy piecing in Liberty and improv with the linen, all by moi
Quilting: matchstick quilting on the linen, inspired by Leanne, and flower FMQ from Angela Walters’ book
Quilted by: me, myself and I
Pattern: out of my head…

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