Over the weekend, I have finished the levitating jewel box quilt #2. There are a few first times with this quilt:
- first time quilt with Liberty London fabrics – Tana Lawn Cotton
- first time quilt using wool wadding
- first time quilt using IKEA Bomull calico for the backing
I have a positive experience using tana lawn cotton fabrics by Liberty London for quilts. The fabrics are very thin, or better said ultra fine, but they are not as delicate as I thought. The tana lawns are strong and durable. When touching a tana lawn fabric, it feels like silk. And also has the same properties as silk: cooling in summer and warming in winter.
I have quilted this piece with straight lines on the quilt diagonal. As usual, I have used the walking foot. The wool wadding is higher and loftier than a cotton one, but was easy to quilt. At first I was afraid that I did not use enough basting pins. That the entire sandwich would move when quilting, but there was no problem at all. The stitching went straight forward, the top and backing fabric didn’t move at all.
I also used the same background fabric for the binding. This avoids distraction from the nice and colourful tana lawns and the quilt pattern.
As mentioned above I have used the Bomull unbleached calico from IKEA as the backing fabric. The fabric width is exactly what I needed, and the colour is a natural beige.
For piecing the top, I used Aurifil Cotton Mako 50/2 colour 2600 light sand.
I took the last photo in this post late afternoon; the sun was already going down. But this photo shows well the wadding loft.
Quilt size : 56″ x 80″ / Block size : 8″ x 8″
Wadding : Quilters Dream Wool
Quilting thread : Aurifil Cotton Mako 40/2 colour 2600 light sand