21 Oct Go Figure Quilt
I am excited to show you my latest quilt. I wanted to create a design that used the colours of the autumn season. Warm red, orange, and plum, combined with brighter pink, gold, and violet. I chose my colours carefully so that when they are pieced together, they create an illusion of colour transparency. I used Riley Blake Confetti Cottons – Cayenne, Mac N Cheese, Autumn, Violet, Riley Fuchsia, Super Pink.
I cut out convex and concave shapes for 36 quarter circle (drunkard’s path) blocks. I used these handy acrylic templates and an 18mm rotary blade. Then I got busy piecing together all my curved blocks.
99% of the time when I’m quilting I use white thread because I’m exciting like that. However, with this quilt I decided to get a little adventurous and I chose 3 different thread colours (gold, pink, and purple). I chose to quilt 1” straight lines across each “pill” shape, matching the thread colour to the connecting colored fabric. This created a 1” grid of quilting lines.
Here are some WIP photo showing the first two quilted pill shapes (horizontal thread is gold, vertical thread is pink.)
And a closeup of the back.
The quilting process can be long and arduous but it is so satisfying to see how the quilted texture can elevate the finished look of a quilt.
For the white sections I did 2″ echo quilting around the main figure using white thread.
Finished size: 67 x 67“
Backing Fabric: Riley Blake Bee Cross Stitch on Cloud Pebble
Binding: Riley Blake Texture in Orchid
Batting: Hobbs Heirloom 80/20
Machines: Pieced on a PFAFF Quilt Expression 720, quilted on a PFAFF Performance Icon