Thursday, July 30, 2015

Flourish Quilt - MQG Challenge Finish

Whew! It is not easy to finish a quilt in summer, but I did it. This is my first time participating in the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge.
I decided to call this the Flourish Quilt. The fabric, Riley Blake The Cottage Garden, fits this quilt name too. When I received the fabric from MQG, I knew I wanted to design a quilt that looked like it was in bloom. I also used Riley Blake Basic Shades in Sundrop and Nighttime.
This was my first time using the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful. This ruler made very quick work of piecing all those orange peel blocks.
This quilt was also the first time that I did ruler work in my quilting. I used the Sidekick Ruler which matches perfectly to the Quick Curve Ruler. I also used six different thread colors! I've never done that before, and that sure adds a lot of extra work.
I love how the back turned out. I chose a gray minky dot for the backing. I knew the texture from the quilting would be amazing.
I finally remembered to add a tag before binding! I've had these tags for over a year!
Flourish Quilt Stats
Fabric: Riley Blake The Cottage Garden, Riley Blake Basic Shades in Sundrop and Nighttime
Thread: Isacord in Gold, Aquamarine, Delft, Whale, Fog, and Linen
Size: 27-1/2 x 39-1/2

Summer break is almost over for the gingers, and I will soon get back into my quilting and blogging routine. In the meantime, I'm enjoying sleeping in, reading, and all the craziness with my ginger girls. 

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