Friday, March 21, 2014

Radiant orchid quilt challenge entry

Good morning!

Apparently I only post four times a year anymore :)  I keep thinking and hoping that will change but I guess it won't in the foreseeable future.
Well,  you are here for the pictures, so without ado:


 This one is huge, 2,3m x 1,9m (about 90" x 75") and it is made with Heather Bailey's Lottie Da. 
And thank you to my dear quilt holder, I know it is a very heavy quilt and telling you to hold it higher was not nice of me :) 
I originally only selected the orchidy fabrics but soon found that I prefered more balance and took the other colors in as well. It is more purple in real life, the pictures don't show them too well.


The pattern on the front is Camille Roskelley's Lucky, the star on the back after a tutorial found at Better of Thread. Two quilts in one, it seems like I just can't do "normal" quilts anymore.

I accidently made the star on the back too big so the front had to get another border. 

The quilting was made with a template because my sewing machine is determined to not let me fmq and I wanted something other then straight line stitching.

I am quite happy with how it turned out and am hoping that in time it will find a new owner because two quilts in my sleeping room is more than enough :)

What's your limit of quilts? Do you have one?

 Have a good day!

Greetings from Munich