I love this quilt. It’s the first commissioned quilt I’ve made and it’s a biggie– 2 meter squared. The Soul Blossom fabric from Amy Butler is so dreamy, it makes me happy.
I used my last day off before work to make the whole top (8-10 hours) having pre-cut the pieces already. Then after going back to work I struggled to find the time but finally finished it off last week.
I quilted with straight lines randomly spaced and I used my lovely new Bernina (!!). Complete with walking foot (never used it before) and the guide to space lines evenly– what a godsend! This was my first whole project with the new Aurifil thread and I’m not disappointed. I can’t wait for the next project and to eventually get into hand quilting with Aurifil.
This quilt was a gift for a friend to give to her daughter as a house-warming. She wanted to include some meaningful words and messages so I got them printed on Etsy onto lovely fabric labels and then framed the blocks on the back in them. She had 13 different phrases/words which worked really nicely. She also wanted to include some owls, so there is a random strip on the back of Hooty Hoot by Riley Blake.
The best part was finishing the binding– as Autumn is on its way, I got cozy on the couch and worked on the binding for three nights, happily draped in meters of Soul Blossom. So I know it’s a great couch quilt and will bring lots of warmth to Sophie and Sean.