And here she is toute finie! I named her Summer Scents Mosaic, a nod to the floral fabrics that are so summery, and the name of the pattern of Cheryl's, Grande Scrappy Tiles, on sale for the next 2 weeks only, for only $6! This is a pattern I tested for Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs. It is a terrific pattern, a very ingenious layout to get the overall scrappy look, with clear and concise directions. The official launch is today, so if you'd like to see some other variations, click here.
|Detroit skyline as the backdrop in early morning sunlight|
(I might still have some left over...Cynthia!!!)
And yes, ahhh, she was complete.
So the batting experiment. I want this quilt lightweight, as a summer quilt. I'd used flannelette in runners with great success, so I thought, let's give it a try. I'd hoped to pick up flannel, however, for just that bit of extra fluff...big sigh. Even in Fabricland, not a quilt shop, basically the Canadian equivalent of JoAnn Fabrics, flannel was too expensive. I checked out flannelette. Diaper flannelette is what I'd used in runners, but it is a mere 27" wide, so I investigated some soft prints that were 42-43". I found one that was a pale gold, so I thought it wouldn't interfere with the (then planned) backing. Yay, it was on sale for $4.50/metre. Stay tuned for another post on price comparisons in the not-too-distant future. And, by the way, this has a great weight, I'm actually surprised it's as heavy as it is...but then again it is pretty large!
|Was hoping for more flowers for the Summer Scents Mosaic theme|
and then somehow, before or after, acquired the same brown floral I used on the front of that quilt for the backing. In all likelihood I could have bought the brown and forgotten I did that. Who knows...anyhow I had enough for the backing of this baby! This came from Alma Sue's in Sarasota.
|It quilted up quite nicely! This is prior to washing.|
I did Angela Walters' no marking dot to dot wedge design in the borders. Great ruler work practice for me. This picture shows about an 8" piece of fabric I needed to piece in for the binding! Yep, I used every last scrap of the green. Both of these greens are in the quilt.
Tried to capture one of the many seagulls flitting around and I know there was one in this photo, but it must have blended into the background.
Pattern: Grande Scrappy Tiles by Meadow Mist Designs
Fabric: from my stash and from my scraps
Backing: ?? a wider backing that I think has been cut in half lengthwise to equal about 54" width
Quilted: on my Avanté
Threads: Isacord pink #2560 in the top with So Fine in the bottom for 1 bobbin and The Bottom Line (prefer this, as does Avril) for 1.5 bobbins. Approximately 500 yards all told.
What was I doing in downtown Windsor at 8 am? I'd just finished my 6:30 am Ashtanga Mysore yoga class! I go 3 times a week. Here is the quilt on the bench right outside the studio!
If you're still with me, here is the giveaway! Cheryl has kindly offered up a copy of her pattern to one of my readers. All you have to do to enter is tell me the name of the river in these photos, AND what direction (north, south, east, west) I am facing in the first photo. You might learn a very interesting geographical fact about this part of Canada! (wait, whut? as the younger ones say...you're in Canada and that's Detroit across the river?....exactly.) For a second entry just leave me a second comment telling me how you follow me, and if you aren't yet a follower, perhaps you'd care to join?! :-)
I will draw a winner on Sunday night about 10 pm EST and announce it on Monday. Be sure to leave me your email address in the comments if you are a no-reply blogger; otherwise I will have to draw again. ephdra (at) gmail (dot) com is a good format.
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