The Red Patch quilt is finished. I have really enjoyed the fabric play for this quilt, combining the many different reds which all work together surprisingly well. This quilt also includes some fabrics by talented Australian designers, including Susie from FlowerPress, Kristen Doran, and Shannon Lamden from Aunty Cookie.
The back of the quilt features an amazing fabric by Saffron Craig, another great Australian fabric designer passionate about creating unique and contemporary fabrics. Printed in red and orange "Owls Nesting" works well on the back of this quilt, and not only makes an impressive and unique quilt back, but also makes this a truly reversible quilt.
This quilt has been quilted with simple straight vertical lines 1.5 inches apart and bound with a red and white stripe fabric. I have again chosen to use the 100% cotton batting as it gives the quilt a lovely drape and doesn't over emphasise the quilting, thereby allowing the fabrics to shine through.
After 2 1/2 months of missing in action, the parcel landed back on my veranda, undamaged and unopened. It remained uncollected in Italy for exactly 2 months and was then returned to sender, arriving back in Oz just 6 days after being sent back.