Thursday, August 20, 2015

A finish... Offset in Emily Colours

    Name:  Offset in Emily Colours
Design:  Offest by Springleaf Studios
Size:  60" by 80"
Fabric: Stash fabrics and scraps
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white in close straight lines

So I started this when my holidays started this summer and in-between a few trips and various berry picking and farm obligations, I finished it before our quilt guild meeting last week.  Just under the wire in fact as I sewed on the binding that morning.  I was dreading sewing the binding as it was so stinking hot.  I ended up using my big sewing table and resting the quilt on it, rather than my lap.  It worked out quite well.  I did not make this quilt with any particular need or idea in mind but as it came together, I realized that I had made it with the colours our daughter has in her living room.  I guess I know where this will end up eventually.  The pattern is a new one that I think was just released in June by Anne and her company Springleaf Studios.  It is a fabulous pattern with tons of options for layouts.  It works well for a scrappy project or for a more defined look. I went scrappy and used an assortment of whites and low volume fabrics for the background and lots of bits and pieces of grey, dark yellow and turquoise.  I managed to use up quite a pile of white scraps that I had cut out for a quilt last year only to find out that I should have checked the pattern corrections online before starting.  Who knew?  Anyway, those whites worked perfectly for this quilt.

Quilted in close straight lines with my favourite Aurifil 50 wt in white, I burned through a lot of thread, let me tell ya!  I just love the texture quilting gives a quilt.  You have the whole thing pieced and done, and it looks good but flat.  And the quilting happens and brings the life to the whole thing.  Wonderful.  And there it is.  Hanging on the barn wall on a hot breezy afternoon in August.  Dragging on the ground a bit because this one is a long one!  Linking Amanda Jean for Finish it Up Friday!


  1. I LOVE it!!!! You did a great job with the color placement and the little aqua touches here and there. As you named it Emily Colours I take it your daughter's name is Emily. That's my daughter's name too. Thanks so much for the shout out and link.

  2. Very pretty! I love it how a quilt finds it's purpose as it is being made! :)

  3. Great job and I love your outdoor photograph!