A rare sunny day this week was too good to miss. It was the perfect excuse for me to take a stroll along the canal nearby and photograph my latest quilt.
Bella Solid in off-white was used for the sashing between the blocks of colour cut from my last Fleurologie layer cake. I just love the Fleurologie fabric collection. It is bright, colourful and just so pretty. This is the second quilt I have made using it.
This one however is very different in style from my first Fleurologie quilt. The white sashing makes this quilt more subdued whilst the hot pink binding (as seen earlier with the corner trimmer) provides a strong border to the quilt that frames it perfectly. I spent ages checking various fabrics at Fabric HQ before deciding that this pink – Kona Solid in Bright Pink – was just right.
The pattern, called Ruby, Pearl and Opal, is available free on the Moda Bake Shop website. Although there are a number of small pieces in the pattern, it was an easy design to put together. It would be a good one for beginners to try as there are no seams to match up (yay!)
I even broke out of my comfort zone and made the “equally snazzy pieced backing” which I agree does look rather lovely.
For the long arm quilting, I chose a design called Curlz. I haven’t used it before but certainly will again. It gives a lovely overall texture to the quilt with just the right weight to it.
So there you have it; a beautiful quilt measuring 146cm x 177cm. One that any girly girl would love.