My superking sized quilt has arrived back in France having been on a journey to Yorkshire via Bournemouth for its appointment with a longarm quilting machine.
It measures something like 98 x 88 inches and, although I could have done it myself using the quilt as you go method as I have done with my previous sampler quilts, I really fancied an edge to edge design for this one and there was no way I was wrestling that bulk under my domestic machine.
The light isn’t very good at the moment – bad weather has descended – and the backing fabric is a richer cream than you can see here with a sort of feather pattern but you can see the quilting quite well. The design is called ‘hearts on a string’ and I chose it because it’s nice and ‘flowy’ and I felt it wouldn’t overpower the sampler blocks or make the quilt too stiff.
There are so many patterns to choose from and it was difficult to visualise but I’m really pleased with my choice.
Here it is, on the right side of the quilt, across one of the blocks.
That’s all I’m showing you at the moment because I need to decide on binding and then attach it so I’ll save the big reveal until after I’ve done that.
I’m unsure about the colour of binding to use as the back of the quilt is a deep cream colour, which also features in a lot of the blocks, but there is quite a lot of charcoal and other greys on the front, especially in the border. I thought about dusky pink but, as the pink is mostly a highlight colour amongst the neutrals and greys, I think it might stand out a bit too much. Ideally, I want to use stash fabric so I’ll have to have a rummage and see what I can come up with.