I've really fallen for this mix of colors! These citrus colors contrasted alongside the fresh white fabric, make for a traditional quilt with a contemporary feel. Working with these fabrics has brought the feeling of Spring sunshine right into my home.
Quilt Measures 55 inches x 71 inches.
The back of the quilt features a 14 inch wide strip of patchwork using printed fabrics that complement the quilt top (together with a splash of blue), and those readily available in my scrap bin. The solid background is Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in White.
As you can see the quilt is quite heavily quilted, with diagonal lines outlining the Half Square Triangles, but only through the lower half of the block (the solid white fabric). Three lines run in both diagonal directions, as well as two horizontal quilting lines on either side of the seam line. Four large bobbins of thread, and approximately 7 hours of stitching (and yes it does get tedious, but the effect it is well worth the effort).
Solid fabrics really show up quilting detail, and I do love the look of the closely spaced quilting lines, especially if it doesn't result in tucks and puckers (Phew!) The quilting is really prominent, and has become another feature of the quilt.
For binding fabric I have used a Kei Honey Comb in a Spring Green colorway,and as usual it is entirely machine stitched. I decided to time myself this time to see just how long it takes from cutting binding strips to the finished binding. The binding on this quite large quilt took approximately 2.5 hours of solid work - include all the usual distractions that occur, and your looking at all that I accomplished just last night. Some nights are like that.I have updated my Etsy Store to include this quilt.
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