|Hawthorne Hues by Hawthorne Threads|
There are 24 glorious and saturated colors to fit the mood of virtually any project and the collection is available in yardage and Fat Quarter Bundles. Swatch Rings are also available and no doubt very helpful to have on hand when choosing colors.
|Hawthorne Hues - from top to bottom:|
Plum, Avocado, Goldenrod, Red, Turquoise, Silver, and Black.
I was very excited to receive a complimentary fat quarter bundle of the whole collection. The bundle looked like a rainbow of pretties and were smooth and soft to touch, but I really wanted to see for myself what the fabrics were like to work with. And so, I chose seven colors (pictured above), got out my rotary cutter and made my first (half) Lone Star Quilt ~
Ta dah! The Lone Star was strip pieced in small sets - from fat quarters - and the fabric behaved beautifully. Piecing the strip pieces together was a little trickier and it was a bonding experience for my seam ripper and I. Once I got the general idea of how to match the seams it was a breeze, alas my Lone Star was just about done. The fabric tolerated my sewing, seam ripping and re-sewing very very well!
I have quilted this quilt with an overall grid - again - creating a modern and contemporary look for this very traditional quilt design.
For the back of the quilt I have used a popular design - Cardinal Stagger - from the recently released Charley Harper collection. Every quilt needs a great quilt back ...
This quilt is for sale and is listed in my Etsy Store.
You will find the listing here: Modern Baby Quilt.
With thanks to Charlie and Lindsay from Hawthorne Threads for the bundle of Hues.
Perhaps a bigger Lone Star Quilt is in my future. Thank you for stopping by!