Have you ever worked with a
collection of fabric that just soothes your soul?
bring on that zen feeling of calmness and stillness?
collection does for me.
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overly bold and graphic, but rather soft and delicate. With the exception of
the dark turquoise, the pale blue, soft peach and white bring a quietness to
the overall palette, while still bringing colour. It’s subtle. The dark
turquoise adds some grounding without being stark. It’s a gorgeous combo that
I’ve had the best time playing with.
delicate fabrics paired with the geometrical design of the Modern Aztec quilt pattern. I love that push pull effect between the two styles. It helps prevent
one from being too overly dainty and the other too cold and rigid.
in a flash had other projects not taken priority. But since there was no
deadline for this one, she hung out on my design wall (here’s tips to make your own) for quite
awhile. I’m certainly not complaining, as I adore having fun quilts to look at in
months ago on one of the hottest days of the summer. We’d been going through
heat waves here in Montreal and boy was it HOT. Ironing backings and then
kneeling on the ground smoothing fabric and batting is hot work at the best of
times but throw in a crazy amount of humidity and it’s one sticky mess! But I
got through it and it felt so good to see her ready for some quilting.
a coloured thread; however, after pulling every single shade of blue,
bluey-gray, and gray thread out of my stash, none seem to be quite right. As I
had them out, I realized a nice soft peach would have been perfect, but I
didn’t have any of that either – ha! So, I went with my trusty white thread in
50wt. She never fails, which is why I buy this one by the cone 😉
binding in my IG stories, I see you’re loving this print as much as I am! It
reminds me of shooting stars twinkling in the night, which just seems so
fitting. And cute! Never underestimate the cute factor!
hand binding techniques (see the Quilt Binding Tutorial Part 2 and Part 3 for those) in my repertoire, it always takes a moment of pause to
consider which would be the best fit for the quilt. In the end I opted for some
big stitch hand quilting as I wanted a little extra detail and texture. You can
never have too much texture, right?
materials and tools I used to complete her:
piecing, quilting and binding
way less painful and quicker too!
of marking my lines
this project is just how quick baby and crib quilts are to make! I’m normally
making larger throw quilts, which requires moving furniture to get them basted,
and days spent at the machine quilting her up. There was none of that with this
one. The longest bit was doing the quilting in the center of the squares, which
involved burying some threads. No biggy, really, especially now that I have my
technique down pat (see all my thread burying tips here). Had I gone with an edge to edge design, it would have been that much
quicker. But you know me and adding those design elements in. They’re always
worth the time and effort 😉
for a baby girl’s nursery. It’s soft and delicate, but without being too girly.
There’s only one, so if you love her, snag her before she goes!
And for more Modern Aztec inspiration check out these posts:
during Q3 but am thrilled to be crossing it off my Q4 FAL List now that it’s been
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