Peacocks & Magpies

posted by Lyn Duhig
Fri, Nov 30 2012

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Quilt made for a bride and groom to recognise the occasion of their wedding. Front of quilt in "peacock" colours.  Quilt as you go with each of the 12 blocks made using the "stack 'n' slash" technique with black "leading" in place of seams, to give a stained glass appearance.  The back of each is a black and white print fat quarter. Sashing and borders are old gold on the front and plain black on the back.  Small blocks between the sashing has embroidered motifs on the front in gold on purple (from Brother's Renaissance card without the letters), with plain white on the back.  Corner blocks have the bride and grooms initials in the centre - JP and AC - using the Renaissance motifs, and their names on either side with date along the top and place along the bottom.  Embroidery is in gold and aqua on purple background.  Plain black on the bottom.


Spudgrandma wrote re: Peacocks & Magpies
on Fri, Nov 30 2012 8:03 PM

Very pretty Lyn

tomib wrote re: Peacocks & Magpies
on Sat, Dec 1 2012 7:15 AM

Stunning.  Guess I don't know much about stack and slash but would sure like to learn more.  Your colors are amazing.  Would like to do one just like it.  Any hints for finding pattern or help?

MaxNTopeka wrote re: Peacocks & Magpies
on Sat, Dec 1 2012 10:39 AM

Wow! What a beautiful job! You have put a lot of thought and planning into this quilt and it shows. I love the back as much as the front!! The bride and groom will treasure this quilt!

Lyn Duhig wrote re: Peacocks & Magpies
on Sun, Dec 2 2012 8:52 AM

Some basics for this technique - for 12 blocks I started with 0.5 metre of 6 different peacock colored fabrics cat in half (or you could use 12 fat quarters).  Stack them in two piles of six.  Place your ruler on an angle and cut through all the layers in one pile.  Shuffle the fabrics and sew them back together, or sew together with a strip of plain black between them.  Re-stack and repeat.  I did the two slashes in one direction as #1 and #2.  Then I did each of the two slashes in the other direction.  Repeat with the other stack of six.  At this point I layered each with batting and a black and white fat quarter, and quilted.

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