Sunday, June 2, 2013

Kona Tumbler baby quilt finish

Some time ago the lovely Cindy asked me to make a baby quilt for her shop and promised me the opportunity to pick some lovely fabric to work with. Of course I jumped at it and here it is :-)


This is a very simple quilt made with a couple of charm packs of Kona brights, and 1 fat quarter of the Sweetest Thing. I used this tutorial from Moda Bake Shop.


 It's backed with some lovely bright Kona Peacock.




And I used an orange binding to really make it pop:



 I stippled it using a 50wt Aurifil thread, colour 2600 which is a light silvery grey. I love this thread, it is brilliant for using on quilts with multiple colours as it works with them all and the quilt design sinks in nicely from it once its washed and dried. I also changed up the quilting from my normal by adding in very frequent loops, and I really love them - I'll be doing more loopy quilting in the future.



The front and the back work really nicely together. I have to say that I really love the simplicity of the quilt design with the tumblers and the solids, and I think the pops of the print work well. At 30" x 43" its a lovely baby size too.  I'll feel a little pang posting this one off on Tuesday morning to Cindy as I really fell in love with it while making it. But hopefully someone will fall in love with it as much as I did!


I hope that your weekends are going well. We have a bank holiday weekend here in Ireland and are enjoying some good weather - probably our 1 week of summer before the rain sets in!!


This is one of my finishes for Q2 of Leanne's Finish-a-Long - so good to tick another one off my list.

she can quilt

14 comments:

giddy99 said...

It's lovely!

Catherine said...

Its gorgeous. Love those colours

Katy Cameron said...

It looks fab, and I love that grey Aurifil for the same reason!

Flying Blind... said...

Looks really wonderful, says the solids-afraid viewer!

Annabella said...

It's such a happy bright quilt - Cindy will be thrilled :)

Judith, Belfast said...

Lovely! You might be sewing a few more tumblers next month (hint hint!). Jxo

Di said...

You aced it. Di x

Kirsten said...

So bright and colourful - love the loopy quilting!

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Its beautiful!

Schulz Family said...

I love it. Fantastic and great job with all that free motion quilting

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Gorgeous! I love tumblers and the solids look brilliant!

Deborah said...

wonderful baby quilt - bright and cheerful is always a winner :-)

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's wonderful!

Lynne said...

Lovely quilt indeed!