Friday, March 17, 2017

Finished - Shimmer Quilt!

In my slow progress to add quilts to my home decor, I finished a quilt for the family room!  The quilt is intended to accompany a bunch of pillows I made last year.
The fabrics are from a collection of dark blues, aqua, turquoise, mustard yellow fat quarters that I have been collecting. The room is wall to wall greige so some pops of color are needed.
After piecing the quilt top I was so fortunate to attend a class at QuiltCon with Angela Walters experimenting with different patterns. Coming home, I stared at this quilt top considering my normal course of an all-over quilting pattern and decided to take a different approach to FMQ'ing this one.

Circular feathers in the middle, diamond outlines, pebbles, orange peels and loops combined to make quilting this top so much fun.  A little slower than an all-over pattern but a lot more fun!

I quilted the colored sections in a soft minty green Aurifil  2845 and the pebbles in the white space with my go-to Aurifil 2021.

I love, love this backing fabric.  I had originally purchased it as the backing for my Tula Pink City Sampler quilt but found that it wasn't really the white background I wanted.  For the family room this greige color background will be perfect!!

The backing fabric is Story News Print by Carrie Bloomston.

The pattern is Shimmer by Cluck Cluck Sew and I loved making it!

9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt, love the colors and it will look great with all your pillows.

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  2. Your quilt is a stunning addition to your pillows. Great colors and the quilting looks fantastic.

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  3. Such a beautiful quilt! The quilting is awesome too! Wish I could quilt like that! It goes so well with the pillows!!

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  4. YOur circles are perfect!!! LOL!! Ugh...don't ya love that feeling of inspiration! Your FMQ is great and your finish the perfect accent for your home. ENJOY!!!

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  5. Oh it so lovely! Your work is perfection, all the details so nicely done.

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  6. This is awesome! I love how you quilted it. It will look amazing with your pillows. Cute pillows are still on my bucket list.

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  7. Ohmigosh, I could stare at this quilt for HOURS - it is go gorgeous! Wonderful work, well done!

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  8. It's beautiful, Kathy! I love it!! Excellent job on the quilting, too!

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  9. Absolutely stunning quilt, great fabrics and great quilting! The pillows are wonderful as well!

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