I wasn’t surprised to realize that I did not have enough fabric to make my initial November MDL Design Idea that I shared early last week. I didn’t need to change much, and I have to admit that I really liked how the design evolved with just those few changes.
It was really satisfying seeing the curves stacking up waiting to get pressed. And I’m really pleased that the two non-solid prints show their slight metallic flint in the photographs!
Once I had the curved piecing complete, the quilt top came together very quickly. I love a quilt that looks almost exactly like it’s design graphic!
I matchstick quilted Scoop using 5 colors of 50wt Aurifil thread: 2810 (Turquoise), 1148 (Light Jade), 2220 (Light Salmon), 2423 (Baby Pink), and 2024 (White). I started with spacing my lines every 3/4″. Then I cut the spacing in half to every 3/8″. And finally I cut that in half one more time for about every 3/16″ (just barely over 1/4″).
The backing and binding finished off most of the Kona Oasis that I had in my stash, and I think that the varied thread colors look great against the deep turquoise color. Scoop finished at 36 1/2″ by 36″ prior to first wash. The dense matchstick quilting caused it to shrink vertically, and I expect that the quilt will end up closer to roughly square when I get around to washing it for the first time.
I also have to admit that I really like the touches of brown in the quilt. This year I have purposefully been trying to use colors that I haven’t used much in my work (like red, purple, and brown), and so far I’ve been really happy with the results. Have you tried something new lately?