With only one day remaining of this month, I am very happy to have been able to sneak in a finish and achieve my November goal for OMG (One Monthly Goal).
This quilt, the third one I’ve made using vibrant Cotton and Steel fabrics, was made following the wonderful quilt pattern “Over the Rainbow” by Keera Job of Live Love Sew. I used a Cotton and Steel jelly roll made up of fabrics from a few of their different collections and a “Slate” Homespun solid background fabric. You can read more about this quilt here and here.
With my previous two Cotton and Steel Quilts, I used Cotton and Steel fabrics exclusively for the quilt front, quilt back and binding.
This time, in accordance to my recently self-imposed not-buying-any-more-fabric-just-using-what-I-have mind set, I chose some very cute Foxglove poplin fabric by Aneela Hoey (Cloud9) for the backing.
After some initial uncertainty as to what to use for binding fabric, I was fortunate enough to find what I think was the perfect choice hiding in my stash! This fabric is by Michael Miller Fabrics for Vera Bradley. I purchased it such a long time ago that I can’t remember from where. I do suspect is was one of my early ebay purchases.
I straight line quilted in an echoing x pattern, with lines all two and a half inches apart. The dark backing fabric made it difficult to photograph but the quilting design is similar to the echoing x design you can see here. My quilting however is completely symmetrical with the centre of the x in the centre of my quilt.
I do like this subtle quilting effect that is more visible on the back of the quilt.
This quilt finishes at 56″ x 85″. As well as my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for November, it is also my third finish for Quarter 4 of the 2016 Finish Along.
I can say with absolute certainty that this will be my final quilt finish for 2016. From this point onwards, in the lead up to Christmas, life will become even more hectic than usual. In a few weeks time, my sewing machine will get packed away until the new year to make room for our annual Christmas visitors.
Of course, that’s not to say that there won’t be a possible small project finish in the next few weeks so stay tuned…😉
Incidentally, this is my 100th post on New Creative State! I just want to say thank you for joining me on my quilting journey and taking the time to leave me such encouraging and supportive comments along the way. I appreciate it more than you realise!
Linking up to OMG (One Monthly Goal) @ Elm Street Quilts, MCM @ Cooking Up Quilts and Let’s Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts