Friday, June 24, 2016

Peach Swirl patchwork quilt

Peach Swirl patchwork quilt

A finished quilt!  This one has been stashed in the cabinet fully backed and basted, until earlier this week when I decided to hand tie it.  Do you remember my peach distraction?

peach distraction

Even though it looks like a scrap quilt, this one started with a fabric pull.  I used most all those fabrics, plus scraps to give it extra character.  The pattern is from Kingwell's book Quilt Lovely. It's an easy sew and a nice way to showcase a strong "background" color - in this case Peach!  Solid is Kona Peach and print is Cotton & Steel Sprinkle in Peaches, both in stock at Fat Quarter Shop.

Peach Swirl patchwork quilt

As per usual, I didn't buy a backing, but instead pieced something together.  This time I used some of the fabrics from my original fabric pull.  There's the low volume Wispy Daybreak in Aura, some Waterfront Domino Dot, a taste of Umbrella Print hearts and a whole lotta Denyse Schmidt Medallion.

Peach Swirl patchwork quilt

Since the quilt is also bound in saturated pink, I'd say this one is a wee bit feminine.  Love the way the light shines through the quilt in this picture, making the swirls sparkle even from the back!

Peach Swirl patchwork quilt

I hand tied with heavy weight wool Aurifil thread in marigold.  I think the wool will hold well and even felt when washed.  I also tripple knotted each one to be sure!  I've had some bad experiences with quilts tied with perle coming loose over time.  Maybe because perle cotton thread is slick?  Or maybe I don't tie the best way.

Peach Swirl patchwork quilt

But even with triple knots, tying is such a fast way to finish a quilt.  And a pleasurable one!  Just the excuse to relax as the evening sets in.

Peach Swirl patchwork quilt

This quilt finished 60" x 68" and is listed in my Etsy shop today.  It will be hard to ship this one off, but I'm trusting someone will find it who loves peach as much as I!

Peach Swirl patchwork quilt

Happy weekend, all!




17 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful finished quilt. It also reminds me I've been wanting to make that pattern from Quilt Lovely. I was taught to tie quilts with a "surgeon's knot" and not experienced any problems with them coming undone, but I haven't used Perle either.

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  2. Love the quilt! The pattern and all of the fabrics blend so well together. It is beautiful. I have two quilts I want to tie. One is lap size. One is huge. At least king size. I saw someone do it but have not done it myself. The person I saw used Perle thread. I will try something more sturdy and look up a surgeon's knot.

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  3. Love your quilt. I make denim quilts for a fundraiser. They are quite heavy, so I prefer to tie them. I use perle cotton and tie a granny knot. I then place a drop of fray check on the knot. I haven't had any reports of them coming untied, and I've been making the denim quilts for 21 years. Give it a try.

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    1. Thank you for your tip on tying. I will try it.
      Leslie

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  4. I love this quilt. I am not a peach person, but I like this. I like the red red, the aqua, I like the lighter blue. All really pretty. Nice
    I love pieced backings the best. I do most of mine pieced. I just like it that way, add more memories on the back :-P
    This quilt looks superb

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  5. It's beautiful! I remember you looking at peach. Ever since then, it seems to have had a reemergence. Love it!

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    1. Peach and mint are everywhere now! I remember being drawn to those colors in baby clothes over a year ago, so I'm sure they've been coming. I admit that my color crushes are often influenced by popular colors =)

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  6. I agree about the fabric choices. The "peach" isn't the same throughout and gives this quilt a lot of fantastic movement. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I almost always mix multiple fabrics for "background" fabrics. Makes things more interesting!

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  7. It's a beautiful quilt and I love the peach you used as background fabric!

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  8. It turned out so sweet. I do love the way the sunlight shines through it :)

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  9. Mmm! Yummy! A quilt as beautiful as the fruit is sweet. That's a lot of piecing!! Love the colors you chose. :)

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    1. Oh, gosh, peaches! I need to get me some summer peaches.

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  10. Oh, I just love this one! I popped onto your blog to see if there's still space in your class this summer. I got totally distracted by this peach perfection!!!

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  11. Just stubbled into your blog and love the quilts, I like this peach quilt very much. It is as sweet as a real peach. Greetings

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