Wednesday, 21 September 2011

One buttery soft quilt is finished

My latest quilt is finished.

I started it right after I finished the 'Very Berry' quilt as I was longing for something light to glide through my fingers after the mountains of fabric I had handled for some time. 'Deep Blue Sea' (I think this name is a bit more suitable than notions of butter) is entirely made of cotton voile which has the most incredibly soft feel to it.
The design was led by the colours I had in my stash. I wanted to stay in the turquoise/ blue range of the wonderful lines of Anna Maria Horner's 'Lou Lou Thi' and Tula Pink's 'Prince Charming'. I also added a bit of  the 'Little Folks' line from Anna Maria Horner.

I cut strips of about 38 inches in different width for this quilt and simply build up until I reached a pleasant layout. In the end the length came to about 46 inches. 




The back of the quilt is kept somewhat indulgently in Anna Maria Horner's 'Clipping Forest' also from the 'Lou Lou Thi' range.



The binding is from Tula Pink's 'Prince Charming' quilt.


I machine quilted straight lines in Guerterman Sulky 30 in colour 1328 which is silvery grey, almost ice grey actually and very shiny. This colours has fast become one of my favourite quilting colours as it works well with almost anything. I also added a few hand quilted lines in various colours with Perle thread no 8 which adds a lovely contrast.


The softness of cotton voile makes it a little bit tricky to sew and baste as it tends to slip and slide easily. The  strips were nonetheless easy to sew together but it would be a bit more tricky if I had chosen smaller pieces are a more complex design. Basting this quilt was also a little bit challenging as the voile did not stick to any tape I had in the house. Again the small size was advantageous and I managed to get the back smooth in the end but I can see that one would be better of basting with two people if the quilt was bigger.


I literally can't stop myself stroking this quilt and I am sure there will be many more coming in this range.


The quilt can be found in my Etsy Shop for purchase. Sold



9 comments:

  1. Love that touch of red you have thrown in for contrast. It is a lovely quilt.

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  2. Its a beauty Judith, and I bet it feels even better than it looks!

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  3. You make it feel gorgeous - want to stroke it! But it is a visual treat too!

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  4. Gorgeous colours and fab quilting too! Jxo

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  5. What gorgeous colours! Love the simplicity of strip quilts and how you really get to appreciate beautiful prints like these.

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  6. Hi! I love it! One question, though: what did you use to baste it? Thanks!!!

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