Niquelle’s Quilt is finished. My intension now is to make a larger one that her family can lovingly use in her memory.
Since Seattle is in full bloom I detoured through the arboretum on my trip to Columbia City to visit Stash. I knew the blossoms on the trees would fully compliment the soft colors in this quilt.
This tree and its low branch had photo shoot written all over it.
I love everything about this quilt. Not only does it have some favorite prints thrown in there, but I included a mix of fabric types as well.
Flannel, double gauze, linen blends and quilting cottons are all present. So sad to see the Amy Butler Wallflower in mustard and the Heather Ross Moons go, but so happy to see them in a quilt! The tactile effect is hard to explain. It is somewhat heavier than most quilts, but also light and soft.
I spent some time with my friend Sandie quilting it on her long arm. I mentally struggle sometimes with not home machine quilting all my quilts, but quickly got over it on this one! We quilted it with purple, pink and white variegated thread.
The swirl pattern is perfect and when I finish my mermaid one I will likely do the same. Then I will do this design again and again and again… The pattern shows well from the back on the solids.
The side triangles that I cut in half (or actually in half plus a quarter-inch to make them an actual half triangle with binding on) to create the edges of the quilt went into the backing. Some angle piecing went into its construction and some other scraps made their way in to create the panel. I always seem to go vertical with back panels.
I finished it off with the Erin McMorris Weekends fabric that was included in the front. Sorry, that’s a load of photos…can you tell I love it?!
Keli at Make*Do*Mend and I just added this class to the calendar. If you wanna combine some fun fabrics together and learn some mad skills join us on Saturday, May 4th from 10am-4pm at the studio.
We’ve got some space in the value class tonight too.
Psychedelic Baby Block on the schedule for Saturday!
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