MONDAY IN PICTURES
What better way to start the week than with a finished quilt (and already planning the next). This quilt again showcases an extensive selection of low volume printed fabrics interspersed with more colorful prints; and most of those with a light/white background.
The finished size of this quilt is 63.5 inches x 86.5 inches and is one of the largest quilts that I have quilted myself. Although I again thoroughly enjoyed the fabric play and even the sewing and trimming of the Half Square Triangles, basting this quilt was a whole other matter.
With the HST units set on point and many directional printed fabrics cut on the bias (off grain) the quilt top had a lot of movement and "elasticity" in it. Pulling the quilt top taut for pin basting resulted in much displacement and it became clear that I had to baste this quilt one row at a time, starting at the top and working my way down. There were moments there where I was ready to be defeated by this quilt ...
Having said that the quilting went really well, and I encountered no movement of the layers, fabric puckering or tucks. The quilt is quilted with a grid outlining the seam lines of the Half Square Triangle units as well as a set of vertical lines; a lot of big quilt, quilt wrangling.
For the back of the quilt I have used a red polka dot fabric by Tanya Whelan from the Delilah collection.
And I have finished the quilt with a pretty binding fabric - a soft baby pink and white stripe by Lecien from the Color Basics collection.
My favorite part of this quilt is the corners!
(the mitered corners were not as tricky as they look!)
I have updated my Etsy Store and the listing for the quilt can be found here:
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