Dreaming in Colour: Let the Quilting Begin

The top of Dreaming in Colour is complete!
Then I delved into the fabric mountain to find a suitable backing. I like my backings to relate to the front in some way and the motif on this fabric (Flutter Bright by The Woodrow Studio) has a familiar feel:
However, I had more meterage of this firefly fabric:
Now it’s time to start quilting. The window sill is loaded up:
And if I run out of cottons (my preferred thread), I am determined to start using these Madeira rayons that I won as a quilt show prize a few years ago:
My original plan was to incorporate some cross-stitch hand work but now I am not so sure. I have pulled out some perle threads and will do some auditioning first. Stay tuned.

This the latest update in my series of blog posts about the process of creating Dreaming in Colour. I invite you to follow along.


  1. too funny…I too won some Madeira threads a few years ago(but not as many as you!) and have yet to try them. I am curious as to how you like them once you start using them.
    Love your choice of yarns etc for the handwork too.
    Looking forward also to seeing how you quilt this!