In my last post I introduced you to my latest pattern, Gather ‘Round, which was made with solid fabrics.
I think this example is quite unisex, maybe even veering towards masculine – even stronger colour choices would make this a great quilt for a man.
So for something different, I decided to make a girlie version too – this time in prints (subtle prints, but they’re there).
This version is made with Cotton + Steel basics in Netorious Plummy and Melody Pink.
The grey background fabric is Carolyn Friedlander Architextures in Grey Crosshatch.
Last time I went with straight-line quilting across the quilt, this time I wanted to work on the diagonal.
Lovely Melissa, one of my pattern testers, had completed this bright, happy, scrap-busting version and used just the type of quilting I was thinking of:
My quilting ended up being a little more dispersed, and I added a few extra lines here and there to make it a little different (and to be honest, I had half a reel of hot pink thread left so I thought I might as well use it up). I like the way it turned out, and the whole quilt is a lot less stiff and more cuddly than my straight-line quilted one.
Binding was made with the left over Netorious Plummy padded out with some Cotton + Steel XOXO in Plummy, plus a little insert of the Melody Pink.
For the backing I went nuts with Heather Ross’ Far, Far Away in Unicorn Purple. Can’t get much more girlie than that!
Our resident 9 year old has already put dibs on this one; she didn’t receive much opposition from the boys (although the 3 yr old is quite taken with the unicorns). It’s the perfect size for couch sitting (60″ x 80″) so I predict it will get a lot of use this coming winter.
The pattern for Gather ‘Round can be found in the shop. Hope you’re all enjoying a leisurely Sunday!