This is the biggest quilting link party around and it's so fun to visit new places and see inspiring quilts from all over the world. I am so happy to have you here and share one of my quilt finishes of this year: Lone Star Dahlia wall hanging.
This quilt started with a Lone Star pattern, but turned into something so much more. I wanted to try out the pattern and audition colors for a quilt for my bed. I am still undecided as if this will be 'the one' but I am sure glad I tried it out on a small scale before attempted 7x7 rows of diamonds! They are tricky to get just right.
The colors I used were from all different fabric lines and it was really fun mixing and matching shades until I had the perfect set for me. I most enjoy the way the sage green and butter yellow play nice with the bold orange and blue. An unexpected outcome to begin with.
Yellow: Ocher Kona
Green: #102 Moda
Light Grey: Coal Kona
Dark Grey: Charcoal Kona
Orange: #80 Moda
Blue: Mari Michael Miller Cotton Couture
Red: Cran Michael Miller Cotton Couture
Purple: Berry Kona
The quilting pattern came rather organically. I had a plan for straight line quilting the back ground with small lines and then decided to take it to the next level and make it all diamonds. The swirls in the center remind me of the center of a flower with petals on the perimeter. I used coordinating thread for the central flower and a mix of grey, white and black for the background. On my bobbin was a grey the whole time to give me a solid look on the back.
This whole quilt pushed my comfort zone. First time working with diamonds; which gets easier as you go (just make sure the seam ripper is near by!). First time just winging it from start to finish not really knowing what this quilt was going to look like in the end. Pushing myself was rewarding...I am really happy with it!
The back is the left over scraps, i just love the row of diamonds, that is my favorite! The quilting looks as cool from the back as from the front. I only wished I'd kept the back solid as to really show off the quilting. Oh, well - another lesson learned along the way.
Thanks again for stopping by feel free to poke around the blog and see what I've been up to! I hope you liked my quilt journey and enjoy the rest of the festival!Cheers!