The pattern for this quilt was my own design. I wanted to experiment with simple patchwork disintegrating into random pieces and negative space. I also used some offset wide solid borders to continue the feeling of motion. The fabric is 2wenty Thr3e by Julie Comstock for Moda and some Kona solids. 'Fall Out' finished at 54"x 64" after laundering.
I matched binding with each border color because I didn't want a visual interruption at the edge of the quilt. I've never tried to match up a binding so precisely. It was a bit tricky but worked out great.
I quilted the borders with a combination of swirl feathers and dense matchstick lines. The center was an echoed orange peel quilting pattern. Once washed, this quilt had some serious texture!
The orange peels show up nicely on the back. I have to admit, that pieced stip makes me happy. I like a pieced back so much better than a single fabric backing. I was fortunate enough to find some yardage at my LQS of a 2wenty Thr3e print. This line has been out for a while so I didn't think of finding coordinating backing but there it was in the clearance section!
I worked really hard to finish this quilt in time for my Modern Quilt Guild meeting this past Wednesday. I had discovered some tension issues in the green border and had to rip a section out and re-quilt it. Then there were the four bindings and about a million threads to bury. I finished Wednesday early afternoon and threw it in the washer while I prepared all the other things I need to have ready for the meeting. (I'm on the board and had several responsibilities for the meeting.) And it wasn't until after I was at the meeting location setting up the large basket for Show and Tell items that I realized - the quilt had never made it out of the dryer.
At first I was really disappointed but then I thought about my goals in creating this quilt. They weren't to get praise and pats on the back. I wanted to experiment with some concepts that intrigued me. I wanted to improve my FMQing skills and try some new things there. And I wanted to make a gift for a lovely family who has helped us out quite a bit in managing a home we still own in another state. None of those goals required me to have the quilt at the guild's Show and Tell. So I let the disappointment and irritation go and chose authenticity over accolades.
It's ready to ship but I think I may wait until I can get some custom quilt labels ordered. I'm excited about that but haven't got the design just right yet. Stay tuned. And if anyone has experience ordering custom labels from Spoonflower, please let me know if you like them.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you are having some great finishes in your part of the quilting world.
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