Summer of quilt finishes : yes, I have one quilt less from my to-do-list. Radiate quilt, that I have started way back in February, is now all done. This post is about work in progress.
For this quilt I have used different solids from my stock, mostly Kona fabrics. Background is in white and the accent color is a deep warm purple.
I quilted this top with the walking foot, following the block seams with a straight stich. I am not a friend of dense over all quilting, so I am happy with the result. Stitch in the ditch isn’t my favourite technique. Here I need more sewing practice to “bury” the stitches in the seam.
I have used for the backing the rest of the black and white duvet cover from IKEA with butterflies and beetles.
A few more shots of the quilt. The late afternoon sun had the right brightness to show the beauty and the colours of this quilt.
The binding is in a mustard shade, the same solid that is also in the blocks.
Quilt size : 54″ x 74″
Wadding : 80% – 20% cotton – polyester Bosal Acadia in Autumn
Quilting thread : Mettler Quilting 40 – color 4 Natural
Stay tuned to more quilt finishings, happy quilting
A scrappy churn dash quilt was on my “to do quilt list” for ages. I know I have several unfinished quilts – Radiate quilt, Summer Sampler and a few more… But I couldn’t resist to make a quilt only with classical churn dash blocks.
I got out all my boxes with diverse fabrics and also the scrappy baskets. The finished churn dash block size is 9″ x 9″, set diagonally. This must be the second time I am using a diagonal block layout. Altogether I have prepared and cut fabrics for piecing 50 blocks.
Cutting and piecing was straightforward (no wonder with my new Bernina sewing machine). I pressed open all seams, avoiding problems with nesting seams. This left me free with the block distribution and layout.
For the quilt backing, I have used bedding sheets from Laura Ashley. I found a set on sale and the price/quality was exceptional.
Quilted with a wavy pattern with the walking foot, stitch #4 on the Bernina.
For the binding I have used the same fabric as for the filler triangles on the quilt sides.
Quilt size : 64″ x 77″ diagonal set / Block size : 9″ x 9″ – 50 blocks
Wadding : Quilters Dream Select 100% cotton
Quilting thread : Aurifil Cotton Mako 40/2 colour 2600 dove
Wishing you a wonderful Easter. Here in Spain we are still in a total lockdown. We are staying at home.