It’s a truth, that I do most of my quilting (as opposed to piecing) in the winter. I started quilting this one last winter, only to put it aside for other projects after we went into Covid lockdown. For a change, I started with the background, and I was very happy with the cone of Connecting Threads dark blue poly I used for both top and bobbin thread. I have a Pfaff Expression with the extension table.
Moving onto the foreground blocks, I used sort-of matching threads–silver grey, dark grey, aqua, beige, and pink.
Most of the fabrics are from an Alison Glass Sunprints bundle purchased a few months before I joined this club (Summer Sampler 2017). I practiced colour theory and made up pleasing combinations, and in the end they all work well. The Summer Sampler 2017 was run by Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced, with contributions from Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt and Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts. The weekly blocks had both 6″ and 12″ options, and included foundation paper piecing and traditional piecing. Can you find which block I converted to English paper piecing?
The solid border is slightly larger than called for in the pattern, to use the maximum amount of the fabric I had left. I divided it into sections and alternated swirls woth a vine and leaf design. The binding is also by Alison Glass.
The non-traditional setting of this quilt really appealed to me. When it came time to make the sawtooth border, I couldn’t decide which colour to use – so I used all of them. This quilt will be a gift for someone special. And the cats that live there.
Thanks for joining me to learn the story of this quilt. Now I’d like to hear the story of your finish–a long-term work in progress, or a satisfying quick project, all are welcome. Please hop around and leave a few comments for others too. Because after all, every finish deserves a celebration!
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