May 3, 2017

Quilt 91: Trieste in Blue (4th time) - DONE!

This is one of my two best-selling quilts to-date.  It's the Robert Kaufman panel "Trieste", in jewel tones, with the coordinating fabric.  I think I've only got one more of these panels left, with just enough of the coordinating fabric to do one more - then there'll be no more, as the fabric doesn't seem to be available anymore.  I'm sorry for that, but you, dear reader, are probably bored to tears with the "hey, didn't you just make one of those?" quilts.

But - here it is:
50" x 68" - quilted on the longarm ("Blustery Breeze" groovy boards) - bamboo batting
When I quilted this one, I had a LOT of trouble with lint accumulating on the back.  Thinking back, this has been a problem with other bamboo quilts.  It seems the bamboo just breaks up a lot during the quilting.  I had to stop and brush/blow out the lint inside the bobbin box at the end of every row of stitching.  That was a bit annoying, but not as annoying as having to pick lint out of the stitches on the back and, in a couple of cases, take the stitches themselves out and re-quilt those areas.

Here's a closeup of the quilting with the gold backing fabric:
The previous version of this had backing fabric which was solid homespun cotton (like this one) but the colour was lighter - matched the gold borders on the front.  I like this better.  This richer gold backing really pops.

I have the materials to make one more of these.  After that - no more, as the Robert Kaufman fabric is apparently unavailable now (I honestly don't understand why that is).  I'll make one more and may just keep it for myself!


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