This quilt was actually a pretty quick finish for me, but I have been having trouble taking pictures of my finished projects by myself since my husband was out of town for a few weeks. But he came back for Christmas and New Years and we were able to squeeze a little photo sesh in between all the festivities.
This quilt was made using a modified version of a delectable mountain quilt block. My favorite thing about the block is how time consuming it looks, but in all reality is quite simple and quick to make. The block uses half rectangles that are sewn together and cut into smaller strips, no having to piece a million little pieces – which is totally my kind of quilt.
I backed the quilt in a teal circle textured minky with longer fibers since 1) It is super soft and warm 2) it gives the quilt a lovely drape and weight and 3) I just plain ‘ol love the stuff. I already have 2 quilts in my house that are backed in Minky and I have a feeling that most of the future ones will be too. For quilting I went with a simple large meander to keep the softness of the drape and to hopefully blend in with the texture of the back of the quilt (which it totally did by the way, those longer fibers hid any mistakes I made in my quilting).
For binding and the accent diamonds on the front I used Speckled Navy a Cotton Lawn fabric by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cotton+ Steel. It has such a different feel compared to regular quilting cottons, it was shinier, smoother and softer, but I just loved the subtle dot print that perfectly matched my fabrics on the front. I had never used a cotton lawn before but I know there will definitely be more in my future as this one sewed up beautifully.
I have been on the fence on whether I want to sell this quilt as I absolutely adore the colors and the pattern, but I have listed it for sale in my Etsy shop anyways. I figure I can always make another one for myself if this one sells (best of both worlds if you ask me because I get to make another quilt with a block I enjoyed, and I get paid for one I already made).
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