Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Breath of Avignon

Yippee for a finished quilt!

Fabric is A Breath of Avignon by American Jane for Moda.  Sweet blues, reds, greens and yellows in paisleys, florals and fleur de lis with cream accents.  The center was based on A Quilt In A Day's Tossed 9 Patch, but I added the border treatment to make the quilt a little wider.  Flying Geese, just for fun.

Quilted over Warm & Natural Batting with Moda 50 wt, in cream 2026, 2776 blue, 2250 red, and 2887 in green for the 7 bobbins used just in quilting.  Great feathers (mine are getting good!) and a paisley/feather design in the center.  Cotton backing, so silky and smooth.  I wish I knew the company, and had more.  It's a great fabric.  I got it before my friends closed their store, and it was kind of hidden for a while before I saw it.  Then another customer snatched the rest.  Boohoo.

Here's a full view.  I like the little extra sparkle from the blue/red border.  I wanted to make it wider, so added in a 3" section of flying geese blocks that alternate between the two colors.  This made the quilt finish at 67 by 88".  I didn't add the geese blocks to the top or bottom.

My Bleeding Hearts are blooming, and my Lilacs are just opening. Lovely day for some photos outside!

This is now listed in my Etsy store, HERE.  I'm proud of this one. It's been in the works for a while, and figuring the borders and finding the prefect red fabric to coordinate was fun.  I've learned that I need to purchase coordinates when I get the charm packs.  Otherwise, it's a huge challenge to use the precuts and have coordinating borders.  Once a fabric sells out, it's often out of print.  You need to get enough for the whole top at the same time.  Sometimes that's easy, as with this design, but other times, you don't always know what this collection will become, and need enough to play.  Lesson learned!

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