I am really pleased with how my quilt, High Road Low Road, finished. It started as a re-examination of the block and piecing technique that I used for Beacon, and morphed into something entirely new. And then I let myself play and have a lot of fun with the quilting.
This is a very double sided quilt, in my opinion, and I love the way the back shows off both the quilting and the areas that I left un-quilted from the front.
I used 5 of the pink and purple fabrics used to piece the quilt top for a somewhat scrappy binding. The finished flimsy measured 48.5 inches square, the quilt top finished at 48 inches square after quilting, squaring, and binding, and the quilt measured 45.5 inches after first wash.
I used 50wt Aurifil 2535 (Magenta) for the quilting, and I am really pleased with how well it allows the quilting to show without completely overwhelming the quilt top or design. I started at the top with a blowing wind motif and worked my way down the quilt changing the quilting pattern until I finished with flowers. I tried to represent many of the elements that were part of the inspiration for the fabric pull (a beautiful spring day in Monterey Bay): sky, sea, flight path of birds / bees / insects, man-made hard lines and walking paths, and of course the flowers themselves.
As I am writing up this post, I am struck that I have 2 other projects that use a very similar color palette, because at the time I made this fabric pull I thought it was pretty unusual for me. I suppose color inspiration and combinations can come in waves, right? I clearly had an orange phase a year or so ago.
I will be linking up with Finish It Friday.