Lots of different sized pebbles quilted in the envelope part make it feel like one of those padded envelopes. I love imagining that there's a special treat inside.
To go with the envelope theme, I quilted mini envelopes in the border (totally inspired by this quilt).
All the quilting is done with Aurifil 50 weight thread (colour 2600). Quilting this quilt was my first time using Aurifil (although I've since used Aurifil for my Blackberry Winter Blossom Quilt) and I had been saving it to use for quilting. I will probably do a more complete review of Aurifil once I've spent a bit more time with it, but on an initial encounter, I'm quite smitten. First, this colour is fantastic - it seems to go perfectly with all the fabrics in the quilt top and the backing. Secondly, I can see why people say Aurifil is really good value for money. This quilt made a much smaller dent in the spool than I was expecting (and we all know that pebble quilting uses HEAPS of thread), plus the bobbins seemed to last for a lot longer than usual. Happy.
I think Nat's post about zigzags and chevrons influenced my choice of backing fabric, and I'm so glad it did, because I think this print from Cloud 9 Fabrics Simpatico collection is just right.
Pattern: my envelope quilt pattern
Finished Size: Approximately 30" by 40"
Fabric: Lotta Jansdotter's Glimma collection, Robert Kaufman Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Black
Backing: Chevron in Minty from Cloud 9 Fabrics Simpatico collection
Binding: Pearl Bracelet in HiHo Silver
Pieced and quilted by: me
Linking up with finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts.