Archive for June 14th, 2016

Sewing project from two years ago

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Two years ago I sewed a quilt that I gave away as a present to a couple on their wedding day.

The design is very heavily inspired by The Tempest Quilt by Cherri House of Cherry House Quilts fame.

The squares are all made from Kona Cotton solids by Robert Kaufman in ash, black, charcoal, coal, graphite, iron, med. grey, pepper, pewter, shadow, silver, sky, slate, steel, blue and indigo and match the couple’s living-room couch. For the small inset rectangles I used some print and some solid fabrics in the bride’s favorite color range. The solids are Kona Cotton in berry and cerise.

For the back in Kona ash I pieced a patchwork heart from the accent fabrics.

I quilted it with horizontal free-form wavy lines. For the binding I used Muslin Mates Bubbles in black by Moda, except for the lower left corner, which is made from one of the accent fabrics.

The quilt looked nice as a present even without wrapping paper!