Friday 18 December 2015

Rainbow - a finished quilt-

In the end I finished this quilt quickly. I decided not to enlarge it after all but instead to enjoy the colour gradation as it is.  And for such a small little quilt I took many, many photos.

I basted the quilt with a remnant piece of wool batting I had left from quilting this quilt.  And I didn't find the experience to baste and quilt with wool particularly great then and nor did Inow. I love the warms it gives off but because there is so much loft and the material has a lot less grip than my trusted 100 % cotton wadding, it makes basting and quilting a bit of a challenge.

I quilted in a grid pattern, lengthwise about 3/4 inch apart and on the horizontal once through the middle of the squares.

 This gives the quilt a really nice drape and shows of the puffiness and loft of the wool wadding.

Finding a suitable backing was a bit of a challenge but in the end I decided on another remnant piece I had from making this quilt from the Heirloom collection by Joel Dewburry. It matches many of the colours from the quilt front.

The binding was another challenge but I soon found what has to be my favourite binding of this year. A little text number I had in my stash that I managed to cut and attach is in a way that shows little snippets of phrases along the edges. It might be a bit cheesy but I keep smiling when I see must be the Christmas season....

I used my go-to steal grey 28w quilting thread from Aurifil to quilt which always works a treat.

As much as I struggle with the wool batting, I must admit it does drape wonderfully and it's lightness combined with the lightness of the Oakshott cottons, makes this quilt truly a sumptuous and luxury affair.

Any of you who have worked with Oakshott cottons know that the colours are just so luminous and iridescent that a finished quilt always feels and looks very special.

And that's it for this year I think.
I wish all of you a wonderful Christmas and New Year and am looking forward to see you all back on my blog in 2016.

Love Judith 


  1. the grid quilting works perfectly, really adds a new dimension to the quilt. Love the binding!

  2. Perfect quilting for this gorgeous quilt!

  3. Judith. This turned out great. Have a Merry Christmas.

  4. Another beautiful quilt - it must be so luxurious.

  5. Fabulous. The texture from the quilting looks amazing

  6. The colours are so great in this quilt and your quilting is a perfect compliment. I want to make one like it. I wish you a lovely holiday season and all the best for the new year.

  7. The stitching truly makes this quilt special. Love it!


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