I may have mentioned previously that I bought this pattern last year at the Aust. Quilt Convention. The quilt is called Phebe, designed by Di Ford and I purchased the pattern at Threadbear. There is a LOT of work in this quilt and I must admit, each time I get the instructions out to read I put it away again, thinking that I will wait until I have finished all my other projects (which we all know is never going to happen).
Anyway, the green hill in the central applique is very different - quite teal looking. Each time I visit a patchwork shop, I look for something similar but as yet had been unable to find anything close. I could have substituted another shade of green but for me, that particular green is what highlights the central applique.
There are a couple of blogs (secret sewing sisterhood & Needles, Sticks & Hooks) in which girls have started working on this masterpiece and I have been a regular stalker, watching how their quilts are coming along. Deb, from Needles, Sticks & Hooks mentioned that she had found the green! I emailed her and she told me she had bought it online and got the last piece, but that it was from Blackbird Designs Chelsea Boutique range.
Well the hunt was on! I googled and googled and googled till I was googled out! I knew Patchwork on Stonleigh had carried that range but it was so long ago. I went down this morning and spoke with Christine. She said she would have a look at home and then when we were looking in the scrap basket, what was there but a tiny piece of it!
How happy was I!!!! It is a very small piece but if I split it down the middle and then rejoin it, it will just be enough for the hill. The colour in this photo is not good but you can see in the first pic how good the green looks.
Thank you Deb. I would never have found it if you didn't give me the info on the fabric.
My next quest will be to find the perfect background!!!