|43" x 61" - quilted on the longarm ("Blustery Breeze" |
groovy boards) - polyester batting
I opted for my "Blustery Breeze" groovy boards for the stitching pattern and as you can see below, it turned out well, especially with Signature Threads' "Chamois" thread (which has a matt gold colour). The stitching is very obvious over the solid teal border, somewhat obvious over the metallic gold border, but in the center of the panel it fades into the back ground - which is EXACTLY what I want it to do.
My friend Janet saw the panel and wanted a quilt made with it. As I mentioned last week, she wasn't crazy about the teal border, but I explained to her my frustration with finding something that matches - and also my regret that I hadn't bought the Robert Kaufman "Trieste Medallion" print which reflects some of the panel print (it doesn't seem to be available anymore...).
Well, I can hardly believe what happened.
After finishing this quilt, I decided on my next project and was rummaging around in my stash for the bits and pieces I need to complete it. There, hidden at the bottom of one of my fabric boxes was 2 yards of the "Trieste Medallion" print! I HAD bought some and just forgot about it.
The next day I made a trip to the fabric store looking for backing fabric - and what's THIS?!?! They had a vibrant blue which exactly matches the panel center! I grabbed a couple of meters of it, knowing Janet would prefer her quilt to be made with the blue instead of the teal.
So I contacted Janet and told her all this. She's not in a hurry, and I've got several of these panels. So I'm going back to the drawing board. I'm sure I'll find a home for the one I finished today. It really is gorgeous!