So without further adieu, let me introduce you to my Floral Diamonds quilt...
It was an absolute picture perfect day here so I had tons of fun taking photos of this quilt outside. Here is the quilt draped over our patio wall. One of my favorite shots.
I decided to quilt it with an overall quilt design that has a little bit of a leafy floral look to it. I used Superior Rainbows Citrus Cooler thread
. It is a variegated thread which is a 40wt trilobal polyester. I think that it was just right and doesn't detract from the quilt top itself.
For the backing fabric I chose Martha Negley's Variegated Horsetail fabric. The fabric can be found by clicking here
. I wanted something simple and non floral for the backing and thought this really worked well.
Here it is thrown over our deck railing. Don't you just love the Rose of Sharon in the back. It is my favorite color, pink!
The binding is done in the plum aboriginal dots, which can be found by clicking here
. I wanted a strong color for the binding and this really frames up the quilt, did the job!
A close up of the quilting. Love the swirl effect! This almost turned out to be a charm quilt, but not quite.
Draped over the patio wall again. Did I mention that I just love this quilt? I really do. It isn't all that big. It is approximately 36 X 60. Small but a good foot warmer.
Here it is in all it's floral glory! If you want to make this pattern, it is found in Kaffe's newest book Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts
, which can be found by clicking here
. It is also on the cover of Quilt Magazine
with the pattern inside, that can be found by clicking here.
I hope you have enjoyed my photo journey of this quilt from beginning to end. Now onto the next project!
Until Next Time...