I've really enjoyed the color play and arranging and then again re-arranging the prints in this quilt. Working with these fabrics hasn't been easy and there has been much self-doubt and some self deprecation.
It wasn't until the binding was sewn onto the quilt that I started to really love this quilt. Choosing binding was the easy part this time; nothing except for a plain black/white pin stripe fabric seemed to frame and complete this quilt in its entirety.
The binding ~ as well as the black polka dot on white background ~ has giving the eye a place of focus and rest. It is a great finishing touch to an otherwise busy and colorful quilt.
For the back of the quilt I have pieced together some of the left-over fabrics that were also used for the front of the quilt, and combined them with a pre-dominantly Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton (Ash) background.
I have quilted this quilt with vertical straight lines approximately 1 inch apart using both the seam lines as well as a quilting guide attached to the walking foot as a guide. Bernina has recently released a new walking foot (not just for the Bernina 820) which now allows for the quilting guide to be used with my sewing machine; I've really missed not having the use of a quilting guide!
- Loulouthi by Anna Maria Horner ~ selection of Fat Quarters
- White Polka Dot on Red background TA DOT by Michael Miller
- Black Polka Dot on White background ~ Japanese import
- Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton (Ash) for backing fabric
- Black and White Pin Stripe for binding - Color Basics by Lecien
- Beach Huts by Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking.
- Finished quilt measures 48.5 inches x 64.8 inches
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