I finished stitching down the binding on my Emeralds and Ice quilt late last week - yay! A change of backdrop - I thought this quilt might look good in this cool green corner of my parents' garden.
Finally, I managed to get a picture of the back of the quilt. I used a lovely soft voile from Spotlight that had a fun modern floral design in just the right shade of green.
The sun was going down as I took these photos, so the quilt looks darker here than it is in real life.
The first photos were taken before I washed and dried this quilt. Because I starch the quilt top and back before basting, I like to pre-wash quilts before gifting them. I used a couple of colour catchers with this one to soak up any colour bleed from the dark green fabric, and was glad to see I didn't have any issues. I did, however, get a lot of crinkle. I will give this quilt a light press before I send it off to my friend, but I don't mind the crinkle.
Ivy really loves this voile. I only put the quilt down for a second and she was on it instantly. I wouldn't normally let my cats sit on a quilt that I am gifting after it has been washed, but I know my friend will let her cat on this quilt, so I wasn't too worried this time.
Pattern: My own, inspired by this quilt from Red Pepper Quilts.
Finished Size: Approximately 62 inches square.
Fabric: Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Ice Frappe and Clover, Philip Jacobs Rambling Rose in Green for Westminster Fibres.
Backing: Flora and Fauna voile from Spotlight.
Binding: Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Clover.
Pieced and quilted by: me, on my domestic sewing machine.