Thursday 28 July 2011

Texture Quilt

The texture quilt blocks have all been finished, ironed, trimmed and arranged

For anyone new to this quilt, I KNOW it looks bland, and that is the whole point!  It is being made for a friend of mum's who is blind.  She has really sensitive fingers and the hope is that she will be able to feel the details far better than her husband and kids can see them!  There will be some very thin sashing, in a rusty orangy fabric, and this will also be the backing and the binding.

From left to right, the blocks are...
TOP ROW: twisted pleats / machine embroidery / pin wheel with inset log cabin border / woven rik rak / ripped layers / folder prairie points
NEXT ROW: machine embroidered braille / folded log cabin / trapunto flower / quilted on point / machine embroidered rope coil / antique button heart
THIRD ROW: Log cabin / quilted postage stamp (1 inch blocks) / folded flying geese / hand pieced hexagon flower / honeycomb smocking / machine embroidered Labrador puppy
BOTTOM ROW: Bias binding Celtic knot / machine applique Labrador dog / beaded lace / mosaic blocks (raw edge applique) Suffolk punches ("yoyos") / folded pleats.

Mega thanks to Lisa who helped me, spending hours auditioning each and every block.  It may look random (and is supposed to look random) but every piece belongs in that precise location, and in that rotation

Now they just need to be stitched together!!!


  1. Hi Benta! This quilt is going to be so beautiful but also very unique and special! Who could think better way to make a wonderful quilt for a blind person! I'm touched for this great idea!
    I want to say how sorry I am for the scary thing that happened in Norway. It's just unbelievable.
    xxx Teje

  2. It is going to be so wonderful for the recipient. I hope there are no rude hidden Braille words in there!

  3. Wow, those blocks are so pretty and detailed. I love them. I can't wait to see what it looks like finished.

  4. That is one of the most awesome things I have ever seen. What a great idea for your friend.


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