This special birthday quilt for Alex, commissioned by her husband, is on its way to her now, and I'm super excited to share it with you. This pattern, by Cindy of Hyacinth Quilt Designs, is really effective for showing off larger prints. I highly recommend it!
I added a 2" border around the finished edges of the quilt, using the snail scallop print from the coral colorway, and I really like how it makes the rest of the quilt blocks pop. I don't usually add borders to quilts, but I thought this quilt really needed it for balance, so I'm really happy I did it.
The binding is my favorite print from Prince Charming, something that is a great stash builder - the Hex Box print, in coral. I can definitely see myself binding some other quilts down the road with this print, I just adore it! I have even toyed with the idea of trying to create a quilt inspired by that print, kind of a honeycomb kind of quilt.
On the back, I used Kona Palm and created a strip of fabric using scraps from the front, along with a label in the center of the strip. The solid Palm really shows off the stippling I did on this quilt, which looks really nice on this quilt, if I do say so myself :)
Name: Alex's Garden Prince quilt
Size: approx. 50" x 64"
Fabrics: Tula Pink's Prince Charming collection, various prints in olive and coral, with Kona Snow and Kona Palm
Binding: Tula Pink's Hex Box in Coral, from Prince Charming
Quilting: All-over meandering stipple in white Gutermann thread