Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I think I am floating

   Name:  I think I am Floating
Design:  Illusion block from the Missouri Star Quilt Company
Size:  64" by 81"
Fabric: Mostly Kona solids including Kona white and medium grey for the sashing
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white in straight lines on the sashing and  a squared stipple in the blocks in Aurifil 50 wt in grey

 Okay.  This is a finish.  I actually thought I was finished a week ago and then I decided I needed more quilting.  Oh how glad I am that I made that decision.  Even though it was a complete marathon session, I added a squared stipple in each of the solid colour blocks.  Now I can say, "Done!"  The quilting is all Aurifil 50 wt in a combination of white and light grey.  The grey Aurifil worked perfectly on all those solid colours.

The quilt design is from the Missouri Star Quilt Company and is a simple, straightforward Illusion block.  I decided to use only solids and only cool colours.  I was surprised how many choices I had in my stash!  The solids are mostly Konas with a few others in the mix,  The backing is an Ikea print along with a bit of a small graph paper print in blue and green.  I bound the quilt in the same Kona Medium Grey that is used in the sashing.  I took the pictures on Sunday.  We are having a marvelous spring.  I actually picked my first dandelion flower on Sunday as well.

So there it is.  A finish and off I go to work!


  1. OMG! Love the illusion and they really look like they are floating! Your color selection is perfection...I am a bit jealous and inspired!

  2. I love your quilt, it's beautiful!

  3. Beautiful quilt and the illusion is fantastic!

  4. Very cool. I love the effect and I love the colours you chose.

  5. Great quilt, love how you did your quilting. I am actually making that quilt as well. I am still working on the top at this point.

  6. Is the white sashing cut at 1-1/2 inches wide just like the gray shadowing?

  7. Is the white sashing cut at 1-1/2 inches wide just as the gray shadowing?