Today I have another finish to share with you. I know – it’s so exciting!!
Last week, while I was waiting for the sun to come out, I started quilting the ombré version of my Spinning pattern. You’ve already seen the finished top and now you can see the finished quilt.
The top has been hanging on the design wall since I finished it, trying to sneak into my heart and make me like it more than I did.
You would think by now I would know to reserve judgement until after I have the top quilted, because a quilt is always so much better after it’s quilted. Right? Right!
I have to say, I am happy, happy, happy with this finished quilt!
Look how pretty those colors are, and how well they blend together. (Just ignore that windy corner messing up my quilt!) I love that they are from one piece of fabric. I added the dark purple for the pinwheels and the white background fabric. Only three fabrics needed to make this quilt. Well, the backing fabric too so I guess really four fabrics.
The fabric is Daiwabo for E.E. Schenck Company and comes in assorted ombré colors. (There’s an aqua/teal/blue version I’m dying to try.)
You might be asking why I used this colorway if I didn’t like it. It’s not that I didn’t like it. It’s just a little outside my comfort zone. But I wanted to make an ombré quilt and the guys at the quilt shop talked me right into trying something different. I’m so glad they did. I can’t wait to take it in and show it to them.
I kept the quilting simple so it wouldn’t overwhelm the block design. Just straight lines on the diagonal using three threads – So Fine! 50 in Pineapple (#419) from Superior, and two variegated threads from Aurifil – #4660 Pink Taffy and #4657 Sunset. They look so pretty on the quilt, but don’t draw a lot of attention to themselves.
The batting is Quilter’s Dream Select weight in white. It allows the background to shine and stay white. I really like using white batting, and I especially like Quilters Dream.
The binding is just as pretty as the top, and why wouldn’t it be – it’s made from the same fabric!
Here’s a glimpse of the backing showing more of the quilting. I used Bottom Line in Natural from Superior in the bobbin, and it blends perfectly.
I am glad I stepped outside my comfort zone and used this fabric. I can’t wait to try more ombré fabrics. If you’d like to make your own colorful version, you can pick up a PDF copy of my Spinning pattern here.
And you know me, I can’t resist showing just one more picture. 🙂
I plan to spend some quality time in my sewing room this weekend, and I hope you enjoy whatever it is you have planned. Have a great weekend!