Not long ago I was asked to participate in a
challenge with Fat Quarterly
Magazine
– I jumped at the chance to finally use
some
Aurifil threads, I had heard a bit of buzz
& I was curious.

When I received the threads I was surprised
& happy with the colour selections, perfect for a bit of Linen and
Liberty.

Now going back
a while when I was at Calico &
Ivy
Balmain I spotted a lovely light quilt, when I looked
closely I discovered it was a bag quilt.

Then again recently (within the last yr! I
lose track of time) on Red
Pepper Quilts
– Rita had a similar concept with a no binding
quilt.
I loved the concept especially in Australia
when it really doesn’t get cold & I have been meaning to experiment
for ages…………

so finally with my Aurifil threads in hand I
gave it a go :)
This is it!
Have to say its a style of Quilt that I’m
planning on doing quite a bit of.

a bit of double sided fusing & Liberty
& Line
The blue you see here is a wool
thread
The orange is a 50 weight
cotton
some Paris maps prints to frame it
all
& some cornflower blue honeycomb
& more Paris maps for the back

If your looking at doing a bag quilt (or no
binding quilt) its much like making a bag or pillow.
sew your front and back with right sides
together, leaving a little hole. Then pull it all through -
Voila!
This one is a nice big cot size – perfect
for summer, the weight of the linen is perfect.
to hold it all together I stitched around
the outer edges. It will need ironing once It’s washed, but a quick iron
will be easy enough.
The colour palette of the threads are
fantastic
thanks to Fat Quarterly team for the chance
to use the Aurifil threads :)


Xx Siobhan