It took me about two seconds to decide what to enter this time. I apologise to all my loyal followers who have seen this one WAY too often over the last couple of months, but I really do love it, and I'm very proud of what I achieved so you'll have to bear with seeing it one more time ;o)
I made this quilt very recently as part of the Totally Groovy QAL, using Emily Cier's excellent Groove pattern. I worked a bit back-to-front with my colour scheme for this quilt - I'd had the piece of fabric I used for the back in my stash for a long time and I thought the colours would suit Groove really well. So I matched the colours using my Kona Colour card, and then matched 50wt Aurifil threads to each of those for the quilting.
From the very beginning, this quilt has been all about the quilting for me. I wanted to use solids (as Emily did in the original) and then add bucket loads of texture through the quilting - which is incredibly daunting as I found out. Nothing is hidden when you quilt on solids!
I chose a different quilting motif for each colour and went for it - some of the motifs I'd done before (echo shells, pebbles) but the others were new to me (and one I kind of ended up making up). There is a bit of a difference if you look at where I started the azure section compared to what it looked like later in the quilting - but I'm too impatient to practice, so I'm okay with it :o)
It took around 5 weeks or so to quilt it (a few hours at a time) and I enjoyed every second (not something I can always say about quilting). I learnt so, so much while quilting this quilt - and it's given me loads of ideas for how to quilt some of my WIPs.
On to the photos (lots of them!)
These next ones are at our local botanical gardens.
Finished quilt measures: 60" x 72"
Pieced and Quilted by myself on my home machine.
Best category: Home machine quilted quilt, quilt photographer, Throw Quilt
Thanks so much for stopping by my corner of blogland, I'd love it if you visit again :o)
Enjoy the rest of the Festival!