This quilt has been quite a while in the making (the quilt top was finished way back in April), but it's finally finished.
In photos this quilt looks bright and cheerful. In person, it's still colourful, but it has such a soft gentle vibe that I really love. I had initially thought about binding it with an intense colourful stripe, but in the end I went with a white on cream spot which makes for a very subtle binding and maintains the soft look that I really loved.
Because this quilt is pretty big at 80" square, and I knew I wanted the background quilted densely, I had it long-arm quilted by Sue Burnett. I think my request for different free-motion fillers quilted randomly in the background a la Angela Walters was a bit of a challenge for her because it's not her usual style of quilting, but she did splendidly. Sue used three different designs on this quilt - these are ovals of different sizes.
And my favourite on this quilt, back and forth lines in alternating directions.
The back is a selection of four different low volume fabrics. I like a nice quilt back!
I'm really happy with this quilt. I didn't make it with anyone in mind, so I guess I'm keeping it! Can you have too many quilts?
Pattern: charm square plus block
Finished Size: Approximately 80" square
Fabric: Oakshotts Sunrise bundle plus many many low volume designer fabrics
Backing: Faux Bois in White from the Les Amis collection, Sea Birds in Poppy from the Bella collection by Lotta Jansdotter, Hiho Silver Pearl Bracelets and Hatchlings in Natural from the Locally Grown line by Creative Thursday
Binding: White on cream spot from Spotlight