I’m really happy to get to share the finished Planview quilt that I made during the quilt along. I made the baby size in the lava colorway, and I couldn’t be happier with how it all came together!
As much as I love a good all over finish photograph, I wanted to lead with a photo of the back of the quilt. The quilt backing is Manchester in Poppy, and it is so soft, supple, and delightful to run my hands over! However, it is a bit stretchy and I struggled a bit more with this backing. In the end, it looks just fine, but I had to do some seam ripping and re-pin basting to smooth things out as I worked on the diagonal crosshatch walking foot quilting. Note that the crosshatch does not extend edge to edge across the quilt, but forms a central on point square.
It’s basically almost impossible to tell from the front of the quilt, but I did quilt the very center (in both directions) with the lightest thread I had selected, and then I quilted 4 lines in each direction with each subsequent thread color. I stopped the crosshatch quilting when I got to the matching red background thread color and quilted the remainder with an offset, creating a “V” at each side. I used the following 50wt Aurifil threads for the quilting (from lightest to darkest):
- 2123 (Butter)
- 2120 (Canary)
- 2145 (Yellow Orange)
- 2235 (Orange)
- 2277 (Light Red Orange)
- 2260 (Red Wine)
I don’t have a specific use or plan for this version of Planview, but it’s always nice to have a few baby size quilts on hand.