I received some happy mail a couple for weeks ago, that I knew would be perfect for a recent QDAD design (not shared yet on my blog). I love these Handcrafted prints by Alison Glass, the colors are so vibrant.
This is the first of a series of quilts inspired by the colors of Winter’s peak – the winter solstice. I love the grey and cooler colours which I think are perfect for this winter theme. The Handcrafted prints worked well with the background fabric which is from Botanics, Carolyn Friedlander.
The quilt is 30 x 30 ” with circles at 3″ diameter (cut with a Olaf circular rotary cutter). I measured out the start and end positions of the two lines and for the diagonal line I used washi tape (or painters tape) to ensure the placement of the middle circles remain straight. I tacked the circles at 1/4″ on the background fabric.
This was the perfect project for hand sewing on vacation….yes, I took it on our girl’s weekend and a business trip. Each circle, I used needle turn applique to finish the circles (similar to the technique shown in this tutorial).
The next one in the series will represent the Autumn Equinox….I have the fabrics ready for my next business trip in early November.
Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.
I have finished my Pantone Quilt Challenge quilt. This mini quilt really allowed me to explore a couple of themes:
A color study with Radiant Orchid, where I used shades of Radiant orchid as sashing and across the diagonal from top left to bottom right. The whole clover sunshine line by Alison Glass offered great radiant orchid like prints and great complementary colors.
This quilt is all appliqué, which was my first time using this technique. I really enjoyed it. I had a hard times with a couple of decisions:
Should I put a thicker border around the edge?
Should I go darker or go white for the binding?
After great feedback from my IG friends (thank you), I chose no thick borders, and I did go with the darker binding.
So, to wrap up…the final details: Name: Hothouse Orchids
Size: 18″ x 19″ Fabric (front):Clover Sunshine by Alison Glass, Kona Violet (sashing), Kona White (background) Fabric (back):Ludovika from Ikea Quilting: Straight line quilting – various width bands with invisible thread.
Linking up and entering the Mini Quilt Pantone Quilt Challenge hosted by Anne @ Play crafts + Adrianne @ On the Windy Side.