Friday, June 24, 2016
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Happy weekend, all!