Thank you all for the birth congratulations! Our first week has been lovely. It's much like having a first baby all over again, so filled with wonder it is, but lots easier since I have experience to draw upon. She is absolutely delighting us all! If you'd like to see more pictures, I'm sure I'll be dropping them into my Instagram feed from time to time.
Meanwhile, the quilts go on! This quilt recently arrived back from Emily of Emerson Quilting. After she worked her longarm quilting magic, all I had to do was put on the binding!
It's fun to see how the colors of this quilt really do speak to the season. Here in the south November is our autumnal climax. Everything is yellow, orange and red outside, mixed with evergreen. The trees are pure drama, as is this quilt - elegant and showy, like its namesake: cranberry tart!
Didn't Emily do fabulously with the custom quilting? I just told her I was thinking straight lines that emphasize different parts of the patchwork pattern. She took it from there! I admire how the straight lines in the yellow, orange and red sections have contrasting widths. Such great texture. And although I hadn't thought about incorporating swirls, when I got this back I agreed they are the perfect royal flourishes on the plum fabrics. It makes it feel all the more elegant and showy.
My backing is pieced together from yardage on hand, as per usual, in colors that match the quilt top. It's my favorite way to create fabric turnover, haha. A good thing since I did indulge in some weekend shopping... Those sales were too good to resist, right?
The quilting makes the back!
She's bound in a lovely textured fabric from the Loominous II collection. It has running stitch stripes of yellow and pink. Stripes make the best bindings!
I've listed Cranberry Tart today in my Etsy shop as well as a hefty stack of Loominous II fabrics at a bargain price, leftover from making this quilt.
Thanks for stopping by!