I have worked with Lecien fabric collections on numerous occasions and have always found Lecien prints to be a lovely quality fabric with a nice hand; a soft and light touch.
St Ives by Sarah Fielke is no exception and I have enjoyed working with just the Cherry color palette. I have showcased Sarah's prints by keeping the design simple. The alternating solid fabrics used are Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solid in White and Ash.
Instead of using cotton batting I have used a product called Quiltlite. Quiltlite is a 100% cotton woven fabric similar to a loosely woven flannel fabric. It is used in the same way as normal batting, sandwiched in between the quilt top and back, and offers a presence of batting without the bulk.
Quiltlite reduces the bulk of the quilt considerably (which makes the task of machine quilting so much less onerous) and means that the quilt is like a thin, light weight blanket, easily folded/stored and therefore very portable. Great also for use in warmer climates!
I have used Aneela Hoey's Puppy Dog Tails in Cherry for the quilt back and a lime green and white stripe (From Little Things) also by Sarah Fielke to bind the quilt. The lime green stripe fabric perfectly matches and highlights the splashes of green in the St Ives prints.
Congratulations Sarah on yet another fantastic fabric collection. Thank you for the opportunity to work with your fabric!
Thank you for stopping by,Rita