This summer was hot on the east coast of Spain and the pandemic situation forced me to stay more at home. No blog posting doesn’t automatically mean no sewing. Actually, I was busy sorting out my fabrics and all the scrap baskets I found.
This quilt pattern was always on the top of my list. But I couldn’t decide what solid color to choose. I am also taking part in this year’s Sugaridoo/Bernina quilt along – here I am using the Kona solid in Haze. As I was short of this fabric, I had to get some more. And why not get even more for the checkered quilt?
The Haze solid blends well with the Tana Lawns by Liberty London fabrics I have on stock from my previous projects. Kona Haze is a versatile neutral shade, not grey, not beige, not white, but still a warm color.
Quilting is once more with the walking foot. I have added stitches in the Haze squares on the diagonal. And also stitched on both sides of the vertical and horizontal seams.
Last month I went to IKEA to get some calico cotton. I have also visited the bedding department and found some nice sheets and duvets covers to use as quilt backing. This is one of them : a black and white duvet cover with butterflies and beetles.
I have used the same Kona solid in Haze also for the binding. Keeps the quilt neutral and calm.
Here a take of the quilting on an early morning just after the sunrise.
Quilt size : 54″ x 74″
Squares : 999 pieces (27 x 37 rows) – cut size 2,5″ x 2,5″
Wadding : 50% – 50% cotton – bamboo from Rosello
Quilting thread : Aurifil Mako NE 40/2 – color 2600 Dove
This is all for the moment, more to come! I have further quilt finishings on my to do list, keep safe