As I mentioned yesterday, I really feel like Collection 3 for Quilt Theory is something special. As noted in one of Cheryl Brickey’s Quilt Theory Designer Corner Posts, a big part of the pattern development process of Quilt Theory is in physically testing the patterns for each other. For Collection 3, I had the pleasure of pattern testing Skydust for Stephanie Palmer.
Pattern testing can be creating one test block, but I loved Stephanie’s pattern so much that I made 6 blocks (I was limited by the amount of ombre fabric that I selected to use).
I pieced the quilt top using 50wt Aurifil 2600 (Dove). For the quilting, I used 50wt 1148 (Light Jade) over the green ombre blocks and in the green “ghost” blocks in the negative space, 2740 (Dark Cobalt) over the blue ombre blocks and in the blue “ghost” blocks in the negative space), and 2420 (White) in the background. Finally, for the binding I used 50wt 2835 (Medium Mint) for my first ever flanged binding!
My husband and I took a drive along the Oregon coast this summer, and Skydust came along for the journey.
You can read more details about Skydust from Stephanie or check out all of the Quilt Theory Patterns.
Many thanks to Cheryl Brickey from Meadow Mist Designs (check out her Collection 3 design, Up The Ladder!) for sending me this awesome Tula Pink print that worked perfectly as the backing for Skydust!
My version of Skydust finished at 39.5-inches wide by 49.5-inches tall.