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Meringue {Finished Quilt}

Today is a doubly good day; my brother is celebrating a milestone birthday today (happy birthday, C!) and I have a quilt finish to share!

Meringue - Quilting Detail

Meringue – Quilting Detail

I had a lot of fun adding the quilting detail to Meringue. I started in the center and quilted my way from darkest to lightest and then finished with the background quilting. As I mentioned previously, I had a suggestion in my Facebook group by Linda McLaren that I adored: “It would also be fun to have the cross hatching in the transparency segments to have the quilting thread from the 2 colours”. I auditioned the thread inside those orange peel sections that Linda was referencing, and, in the end, I liked it best with color matched thread, but I wavered back and forth on that decision. I love doing what she suggested, but it didn’t feel quite right for this quilt.

Meringue - Quilting Detail

Meringue – Quilting Detail

I did all the quilting on my domestic Juki TL-2200 QVP Mini with coordinating 50wt Aurifil thread. The pairings of Kona Cotton and Aurifil that I used are:

  • Kona Oyster – Aurifil 2000 (Light Sand)
  • Kona Mustard – Aurifil 2130 (Medium Butter)
  • Kona Ochre – Aurifil 2140 (Orange Mustard)
  • Kona Gold – Aurifil 2210 (Caramel)
  • Kona Spice – Aurifil 2350 (Copper)
  • Kona Brown – Aurifil 2360 (Chocolate)
Meringue - Quilt Back

Meringue – Quilt Back

You know me and solid quilt backings: I love to use them so that the quilting is extra visible. I used more Kona Spice for the backing and binding. There were a lot of threads to bury from the quilting, and I’m glad I still have some side threading needles (not an affiliate link) on hand. Since beginning to use them about a year ago when I quilted Pulsar, I’ve used most of them, so it’s time for me to place a new order.

Meringue - Quilting Detail on Back of Quilt

Meringue – Quilting Detail on Back of Quilt

I always color match my bobbin thread to the thread I’m quilting on top, and the change in colors across the quilt backing is subtle, but something that I enjoy looking to see.

After the quilting was complete, I gave the quilt a good, warm press. After being scrunched and passed through the throat space of my machine for the quilting, I wanted to see if the quilt needed to be blocked in order to lay flat. To my delight, the simple pressing was all the quilt needed. After the press, I used the background quilting grid in order to trim the quilt square. Meringue finished at 36″ square.



I still see the sumptuous shapes of baked, golden brown, whipped meringue on top of a pie when I look at the finished quilt, but my good friend Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs suggested that the crosshatch quilting in the curve stars reminds her of sunflowers, which is another delightful reference.

I’m going to immediately dig in to quilt the Meringue bonus quilt, Garden Peony, and I’m planning to get that quilt complete in the next week (fingers crossed) so that I can release the Meringue quilt pattern (which will include the Garden Peony bonus quilt pattern instructions as well) on Wednesday, June 15th. Wish me luck in getting it all done in time!

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday, Finished or Not Friday, Beauties Pageant 176, and TGIFF.

23 thoughts on “Meringue {Finished Quilt}

  1. Melanie says:

    Impressive quilting! And good luck 😉

  2. Joanne H says:

    Congratulations on another fabulous finish! The quilting in the transparency areas is wonderful and such an attractive way to showcase the convergence of the colors.

  3. Debbie says:

    Oh this turned out so lovely! I love how the small grid is on point vs. the background grid straight. And I think all the matching threads were perfect for this one! Good luck getting the bonus quilt quilted! You’re on a roll!

  4. Rochelle Summers says:

    Another beautiful quilt. I love the reference to sunflowers. I’ve seen seed packets with different colored large sunflowers which I think always makes for a very interesting flower bed. It will be nice to see Garden Peony quilted as well. You’re work is always soo precise. Good luck on the next quilting.

  5. patty says:

    Gorgeous finish ! I love how the solid back really shows off the quilting. Great job.

  6. Patti Howard says:

    I love how technical, precise, and balanced you are in your patterns and quilting. I also love the two rows of echo stitching. I think that just really sets everything off. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Preeti says:

    Kona may name their colors Brown and Ochre but this Meringue is so yummy that I am thinking of Buttery Caramel, Honeyed Cantaloupe, and Chipotle Chocolate 😀 I think I need ice-cream now 🙂 Superb finish, Yvonne. Hope your brother has a fabulous day!

  8. Wonderful finish, Yvonne. I love the quilting and the back is nearly as stunning as the front. The time you take planning, quilting and burying threads really pays off. Good luck with the mini!

  9. Your quilting is simply amazing! It works perfectly with the piecing to highlight all of the fun curves.

  10. nana5smith says:

    Wow, I love it and the piecing and quilting are amazing. Take care & hugs.

  11. Wow, it is fabulous! The quilting is just superb, a show stopper in my mind!!

  12. Well you KNOW I think June 15 a most auspicious day for a quilt pattern release or a quilt along quilt parade 😉 I just love this quilt Yvonne, the colours and the way you quilted it, as well as the mind picture of a lovely toasted lemon meringue pie!

  13. Just WOW! It’s a gorgeous finish. Meringue is a great name for this quilt, it fits so well. Looking forward to seeing how the bonus quilt turns out.

  14. cindy-liveacolorfullife says:

    The quilting on this is simply fabulous! I really need to try doing some of my own quilting. You make it look easy but I know it’s not.

  15. Congratulations on a beautiful quilt finish. Your quilting is just glorious and I love the back of Meringue almost as much as the front.

  16. Gwyned says:

    The quilting elevates this piece. Love how the inner cross hatching references the outer cross hatching, but with a twist.

  17. Love your quilting job. Now that I’ve just started using a long arm I can appreciate how much work that was.

  18. WOW!!! That is a stunner!! the quilting just keeps moving your eye around and around to see all the goodness! I like how you framed it in the white and then did the crosshatch. Great eye catching quilt!!!

  19. Sally says:

    Really pretty. Love the colors and the quilting is awesome.

  20. This is a wonderful quilt, Yvonne! I love everything about it! Your quilting is perfect!! I do like the matching thread better, though the contrasting thread is an interesting idea.

  21. Love the shimmering illusion that the quilting gives!!! I’m getting hungry just thinking about the name!?! Amazing quilt, Yvonne!!!

  22. Liz says:

    Wow! The quilting is mesmerizing, and it’s so precise it’s like a science project. Wonderful!

  23. beautiful! the quilting is awesome!

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