After facing the epic fail of the bearding quilt. I quickly decided that I needed to make a second, a better quilt for my new (and first) niece.
My sister did NOT want all those pink and rosy colours so I opted for low volume fabrics with some colour mixed in.
Trimming blocks in girl-ish fabrics – that does not happen often over here… I might even have enjoyed the tedious work. A bit.
I let the blocks form little wonky multicolour gems. With just a bit of pink or violet or rose. Then I backed it with a multicolour dotted flannel, chose a variegating Aurifil thread, grading from blue over pink into white, and free motion quilted it with “organic” straight lines…
… and little petals within the gems.
It makes a lovely design on the back of the quilt (if I dare say so myself):
This time I added the lettering after I finished the quilting. First and last time. Period.
Do I need to mention that I bound it with a triple-zig-zag-stitch?
No. I always do and always will.
BUT I will mention how much I looooooove the binding I chose (shameless self-praise). Following the low volume theme, I chose a fabric stating “security is a thumb and a blanket” (must be the Peanuts / Charlie Brown?!). I really love the effect it has on the quilt and how it matches a baby quilt in particular.
Here’s another shot:
Well, here it is, the “remedy” for the bearding quilt:
Well, this was a lot of recap in a short time.
Now I desparately need to sew - otherwise I won’t have anything new to show you!