I have been juggling more projects at once than I am totally comfortable with. So today, it’s really exciting for me to get to move one of my work in progress projects to the completed column.
Let’s start with some details! I used my walking foot to quilt zig-zag lines that echo the angles of the HSTs, and I used 50wt Aurifil 2581 (Dark Dusty Grape) which blends in really well with the rich Kona Purple background. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the purple thread worked on top of all the prints, too. The quilting took me just under 3 hours to complete, and I only had to tie off and bury threads once when I ran out of bobbin thread (I love it when the stops and starts can all be off the edge of the quilt).
I used a FreeSpirit solid (Cosmo) for the backing, and you can see how perfectly it matches with the color of the Tula Pink (FreeSpirit) striped binding. Also, my pivot points for the quilting were all pretty decent.
Overall, I’m absolutely tickled with this 40″ x 48″ finished baby quilt. I photographed it on top of my Diatom quilt so that the contrast between the blue and purple would be more obvious. I don’t know why purple is such a hard color to photograph, but it can often look blue (well, especially this very blue toned royal purple shade). I’m so happy that I decided to join the Board and Batten quilt along, and I’m sure this rainbow quilt will find a perfect forever home. It never hurts to have a few baby quilts on hand and ready!