Sunday, September 24, 2017


  Name: Gifts
Size:  96" by 96"
Fabric: Purple, red, a touch of dark blue and low volume stash fabrics
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in Dove grey, straight lines
Binding:   Kona Rich Red
Backing:  Story Wideback by Carrie Bloomston

Phew!  Finished this one just before school started this September.  I am entering it in Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I made this large queen size quilts for a commissioned wedding gift.  It is HUGE!  Definitely at the size limit of what I can manage on my Janome Horizon, that is for sure.  This is a quarter log cabin design by Liz Katsuro and the block orientation gives a wonderful three dimensional effect.  The colour palette was by request and is supposed to invoke romance.  What do you think?  Rich purples, rich reds, a touch of dark blue against contrasting low volume fabrics.  

In order to make the colours work, I grouped the dominant colours in the blocks for each of the rings of blocks, radiating from the centre blocks.  

Quilted in straight lines, in Aurifil dove grey and backed with Carrie Bloomston's Story wideback, it is a finish!

Check out all the other quilts entered in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  It never disappoints.


  1. This is so beautiful! For some reason, it reminds me of those big multi-petaled chrysanthemums--one of my favorite flowers. Thanks for sharing this special commission.

  2. Wow! It looks like layers upon layers of cake. An optical illusion for sure. Great looking quilt.

  3. It looks amazing. What a wonderful wedding gift!

  4. Glorious quilt Cathy, what a fabulous gift to give and receive!

  5. Wow Cathy! It came out simply amazing!! I bet the recipients love it!

  6. Love the purple and read. It's beautiful.

  7. Wow that is so 3 dimensional beautiful

  8. I love the dimension this design has. A very lovely wedding gift.