I’m just popping in quick to show you a quilt that I finished. It’s called Spanish Tiles and can be found in my “Living Large 2″ book.
This is a more modern color pallet than I usually use, but I wanted to make a quilt with a gray background. I set out to find a color combination that would work with gray.
I based my color story on this fat quarter. It’s from the Kumari Garden by Dena Designs.
The print directly above and below this print in the quilt are also from that collection. There are some other really cute prints in that line, and now I’m tempted to get it in the pink colorway. Most of the other prints are from my stash. I happened to have a really old fat quarter pack of Ivy Trellis by Riley Blake Designs (I left out the oranges) that went pretty well with the Kumari Garden.
I had over half of the Ivy Trellis fat quarter pack left, so I used it to make my backing.
I tried out a new quilting design on this quilt. I have seen it before, but never tried it myself. As I was working on it, I hated it. It felt really messy and uneven and I was worried that I had ruined my quilt. When I took the quilt off the machine and laid it out, I breathed a huge sigh of relief to see it wasn’t as bad as I thought. In fact, it’s really growing on me and I’m happy to have found a new design to mix in with my other quilting designs.
I love a good finish! I was happy to see that the Kumari Garden line had a nice stripe for the binding.
This is my third time making this quilt, so in case you missed the first two, here is how they turned out:
I’m off to finish a couple more things before heading into the weekend, so I bet scoot. Take care and talk to you all next week . . . .