Some people open their doors to stray dogs and cats. Me? Well, yes I probably couldn’t turn a stray animal away, but neither can I turn away a quilt that needs finishing.
This beautiful “Grand Illusion” was passed on to me by a friend who realized that all the little pieces that make up a Bonnie Hunter quilt just aren’t her thing. She’s much happier doing paper piecing. But me? I love all the small pieces. My friend had the majority of the quilt put together. I just had to assemble the rows, finish the pieced borders and sew it together.
I could hardly wait to add the quilting stitches to it. I chose a pantograph called “Cashmere”.
I usually like my thread to disappear but because of the mostly dark colours in this quilt decided to go a bit wild and quilt it with a darker teal thread (Glide brand).
|Laying down the first row|
|Millie with Quiltpath in motion!|
I’m very happy with the results on this quilt. I love the movement and the feathers. I haven’t bound it yet because I will need to find a suitable batik for binding. Or I could just use a black that I have in my stash. No rules right? Who says it has to be a batik binding? Who am I kidding? I’m kind of a purist so I know I won’t be fully satisfied unless it’s a batik binding. That will have to wait until Saturday when I can get to the quilt shop.
I haven’t decided what to do with this finished quilt yet but have a couple of ideas.
The binding pile is growing! That’s one thing about having a longarm – I’m finishing quilts so quickly that I’m getting behind in my binding. Oh…and I haven’t done any hand quilting or worked on my eternal hexi project (La Passion Hexagon quilt by Grit Kovacs) since Millie arrived in the house. You could say we are having a bit of fun over here.
And on to the next one!
Quilt Stats: Batik front; Backing from Connecting Threads; Glide Thread; Hobbs 80/20 batting
Completed: February 2018.