I kind of can't believe I finished this quilt. It's so large that my husband actually helped me wrangle this quilt while I finished off the binding. I am so relieved/overjoyed/ecstatic/happy that this quilt is finally finished and that there will at long last be a quilt made by my two hands on my own bed, my fourteenth finished quilt of the year!
I'm really happy with how this turned out, and how I went from making a throw sized warm/cool quilt to a 90" square warm/cool quilt. It was definitely a lot of work, and working with such a large quilt was definitely challenging, but I'm so happy with the end result that it makes all the headaches along the way disappear.
After much internal discussion, I did some basic free-motion stippling across the whole thing. The size of this bad boy really intimidated me, so I thought I ought to play it safe. I think I'm pretty glad I did - the quilting doesn't distract at all from the awesome design of this quilt, it just gives it some great texture.
The binding is one of my favorite prints from Simon + Kabuki's Juicy Blossoms line for Timeless Treasures - a small gray pindot called Dots Grey that works great as a neutral for this quilt. I adore this binding, wish I had yards and yards of this print!
Thank you again, Jeni, for hosting such a great quilt-along, I really enjoyed it. I've learned so much from you both about fabric and color. You rock! :)
Now, off to make my bed with this fresh from the dryer quilt!!! Happy Monday everyone and happy Labor Day to you!
Name: Warm/Cool Diamonds
Size: 90" square
Fabrics: So many that I couldn't possibly name them all...or could I...hmm...
Quilting: All-over meandering stipple, by me, on my Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 835
Binding: Simon + Kabuki's Dots Grey from their Juicy Blossoms collection
Pattern: Jeni's Warm/Cool quilt along, adapted for size
Monday, September 5, 2011