Monday, August 18, 2014

Evergreen - Truly Finished At Last!

Finally, a finish!  I pieced this quilt at the end of last year and got it back from my quilter in April then finally finished binding it this weekend.  While I am calling my quilt Evergreen (the backing fabric is a wintery evergreen bough print), the original design by Kim Diehl is called Twilight Hopscotch and is in her book called Simple Comforts.

 
It is 62 inches square, a nice throw size.  I think I will be using it mainly at Christmas time, though the two green prints I used don't shout Christmas so it could be used year 'round.  I used a batik for the stars and a green with gold metallic dots for the chain blocks.  I bound the quilt with the leftover batik fabric.  The white solid is Kona white.
 


Karen Thompson did the longarm quilting using an open feathery sort of paisley all-over design.  I like this design a lot. 
 
This quilt was a change for me.  When I began quilting, I made quilts that had just three or four different fabrics in them but for the past few years, I've been immersed in a more scrappy style. This design uses just three fabrics (and could be done with two).  It will be a calming influence when I put it out with my more wild and scrappy Christmas quilts.
 
 

3 comments:

Kyle said...

With so many fabrics to choose from, it's hard to settle for just a two color quilt. You compromised by using three fabrics! Your quilt is crisp, modern, and beautiful.

Sue said...

I remember this quilt :-D

Congrats on a BEAUTIFUL FINISH !

Quilt Fabric Pizazz said...

I think it is lovely. This would also look terrific in red and white. Great job.