I am so pleased with how this quilt turned out! I think the best part is the texture; it’s really light and lofty and the linen is so soft. I bought the linen from fabrics-store.com and the quality is really wonderful. I know it will improve with age, too, which is really nice for a baby quilt. The backing is Kokka large gingham in gray. This is a beautiful lightweight, silky cotton. I’m so glad I bought five yards–I want to back all my quilts with it!
I added a small section of Liberty to the binding and I really like how it looks. It kind of breaks the frame of the binding, so the design doesn’t feel too boxy.
I’m excited to try another linen quilt–this time with a yellow floral and bright citrus. I’m really interested in yellow at the moment!
I’ve added this quilt to my Etsy shop.
I’m so glad that Vanessa is a great photographer–the lighting at our group show in December was challenging to say the least! She shared these pictures from the show, so I thought I would post. My first official quilt show! (You’re probably tired of seeing this quilt. I have a new one almost finished so there is some variety on the horizon.) You can see all the quilts on the Gainesville Modern Quilters website.
I thought this quilt was really innovative–I love the three-dimensional aspect! Sorry I don’t have the quilter’s name for this one.
Here is Vanessa’s quilt–a little tucked behind the trees. I really like the geometric design and the free-motion quilting.
I just wanted to take a moment to sing the praises of the lovely people at Marmalade Fabrics. I ordered some Kona Solids from Marmalade a few months ago when one of the new colors I was looking for was sold out at my usual suppliers. Of course, I couldn’t order just one color so I ordered a a handful of yards and half yards.
My package arrived promptly and was beautifully packaged. I especially loved that each cut of fabric had a label with the color name. Tammy, the shop owner, also enclosed swatches of two new Kona colors that she thought I might like. Can it be that she is not only prompt and thoughtful but also psychic? Perhaps, because I really did love those colors.
OK, so this level of service would be enough to make Marmalade a great choice for an online fabric provider, but here’s the best part: Marmalade offers loyalty points. Last night I succumbed to temptation and ordered some Kona Solids in yellow (more on why yellow below). I was so pleased to be told that I had earned more than $14 in points that I could apply to my purchase. While I could admit that there is some sort of cycle going on here that involves fabric purchases leading to more fabric purchases, I think it’s safe to admit that I will be buying fabric no matter what and how great is it to be rewarded for it?
So why yellow? I almost never use yellow. I see lovely examples of yellow in other quilters’ work (check out my Quilt board on Pinterest, and you’ll see lots of yellow) but I always seem to edit it out of my own designs. Not this time. I spied a piece of art tucked in the corner of a photo from the most recent DWR catalog that jumped out at me as a great quilt design. I plan to make a throw with a big center square in Kona Snow surrounded by thin squares in shades of bright yellow and maybe a little chartreuse. I am so looking forward to my package from Marmalade!