A Very Wrenly Quilt for Sweden

The other day I told you about a young family that had lost their house to fire, and how I’d started making quilts for the children. I showed you Beckham’s quilt. Today I finished his big sister Sweden’s quilt!

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I am calling it Wrenly for Sweden because I had been playing around with a jellyroll of a designer fabric called Wrenly (by Valorie Wells.)

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This quilt is in a similar vein to the Stacked Coins quilt that I made for my sister (here). Sort of.

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I think all the swirls and glimpses of birds are perfect for a 5-year-old girl.  It’s girly, but in a rough & tumble sort of way. Kinda like Sweden, herself 🙂

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But what I’m really happy with is the back!

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I’ve been drawn to some of the modern quilt movement’s elements, including use of grey and lots of negative space.

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Of course, quilt backs are usually all about negative space, but I wanted to play around with it, making a two-sided quilt. No front, no back, really, except for the label. Sweden can flip it around as she pleases.

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I added some big-stitch hand quilting in perle cotton, just because…

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…and I practiced my machine quilting skills (which are sorely lacking, thus practice is a good thing) using my walking foot and wiggling the top from side to side to create the wavy lines.

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I hope Sweden will spend many happy hours snuggled up in her quilt, reading her favourite books and dreaming her favourite dreams.

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