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Planview {QAL Finish}

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!

Planview - Crosshatch Quilting and Backing

Planview – Crosshatch Quilting and Backing

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)


The binding is Windham Tamara Kate Aerial Embellishment in Ochre, which Amy from Sewtopia recommended. I love how it provides a nice contrast and frame to the quilt.



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.

I’ll be linking up with the Planview Quilt Along linkup, Needle and Thread Thursday, TGIFF, Finished or Not Friday, and Beauties Pageant 169.

18 thoughts on “Planview {QAL Finish}

  1. Julie says:

    Looks spectacular in the jungle!

  2. Congratulations on a gorgeous finish. Your quilting always fits with the design of the quilt so well.

  3. It just glows! It makes your eyes jump a bit you know? Which means the gradation/transparency is spot on imho. Love the contrast between it and the green of your home.

  4. wandacarole says:

    This is dynamic. I especially like the picture in the Forest. Congratulations. :)

  5. Cyndy M says:

    Amazing color placement! In the photos the quilt is creating a light that makes the center glow. Beautiful! And the quilting is out of this world amazing!

  6. Julie Vogel says:

    Wow! What a stunner!

  7. It positively glows, and it looks great in the wild! I really do have to put this on my “must make” list. I like the design very much!

  8. Debbie says:

    This is gorgeous and I really love how the center quilted grid stands out in the finish.

  9. Just adding to my earlier comment (an excuse to look at the photos once again) to say thank you for linking up to TGIFF!

  10. Nettie Sews says:

    Looks fantastic! I love how you have done the crosshatch quilting to make the point in the middle. I may try that down the road for one of my quilts.

  11. Pat says:

    congrats on a great finish!

  12. Oh, how wonderful it is all quilted! I love the quilting that you did, but boy, does that fabric glow. It looks perfect in the lush green of Hawaii! I did finish mine on the retreat, but the quilting remains. I will be trying to get it done after Easter.

  13. Oh that is a stunner!!
    I love how the color radiates!! and with the lush greens in the background – That is a stunning photo!!

  14. Patty says:

    The quilt is gorgeous! And what a beautiful location to photograph.

  15. I love how you did the crosshatching in the middle!! It’s fun to check out the link with all the SAL versions, too!

  16. Wow, amazing quilt! Great job. Do you plan to enter it into competition anywhere?

  17. I love this quilt, such bold and bright colors and the photography is fantastic!

  18. Elizabeth E. says:

    Sigh. So beautiful!
    Congrats on a quilt finish, but congrats also on these wonderful photographs. Is this all your property?Such a variety of flora!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)