Monday, February 15, 2016

Crocus and Spring

 Name: Crocus and Spring
Design: Trellis Crossroads from the book Modern Bee by Lindsay Conner
Size: 63" by 72"
Fabric:  Variety of Prints and Kona White scraps
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white, 4 rows either side of the block seams
Binding and Backing:  Dark purple RJR fabric from the stash and backed with IKEA Britten numbers

This is the second quilt that I have made of this pattern.  It is a fun one.  I was not sure what to call the quilt and then it came to me as I was sitting here. It is all the colours of early spring.  The purple early crocuses, the blue sky and the bright spring leaf green.  I was able to use up a lot of scraps in this one particularly Kona white scraps.  I guess that is the advantage of always using a particular white in quilts.  I know that the scraps are going to all be the same white if I always use Kona white.  I actually buy it by the bolt.  

So here it is.  A finish.  I quilted straight lines in four rows on either side of the block seams in Aurifil 50 wt in white.  I forgot to increase the stitch size in the first few rows and I was most annoyed with it so I unpicked the quilting and started over.  I had not got very far so it was not too much of a struggle to unpick and I knew that it would bug me if I did not fix it.  Increasing the stitch length when quilting makes a much nicer final quilted finish in my mind.  

I am getting close to the end of my stash of IKEA Britten numbers and if anyone out there is listening that makes these sort of decisions, IKEA please reprint this fabric.  It is the best.