Saturday, June 18, 2022

Bold and Beautiful

A few years ago Jane gifted me the flimsy for this gorgeous quilt to celebrate a milestone birthday. It's bold, it's beautiful and I can't believe that it's mine! Since then, it has hung in the laundry room waiting for the perfect backing. Yup, for almost three years. I'm going to blame it on the pandemic. 

I was aiming for a gold and, despite having a healthy supply of yellows, there was nothing in my stash to suit; the few online purchases that I made just missed the mark so I decided that I needed to take it with me to a shop to be able to better gauge what would work. And so it sat, until a few weeks ago. 

I headed to the lake for a bit of R&R and Jane had suggested that she might have a gold that would work. She wasn't wrong. It was perfect! Those tiny birds and butterflies set amongst the vines seemed a lovely fit for the bright pinks and oranges.

The frothy Hyacinth Grande panto that Roberta suggested works beautifully (this pic is a little on the dark side; the colours in the photo above are truer).

It is a wonderful riot of seemingly randomly placed saturated pinks, oranges and corals...

...and the odd hit of fuchsia and purple. I think that these dots might be my favourite; sadly, I cannot find any to purchase.

Many of the prints are Kaffe's, as is the pattern. I'm not sure what it is called but it is from one of his older books. I'll have to check my books to see if I can find it.

So, what to do for a binding? I landed on a muddy green - it is a nice foil to the heat of the colours and works well with the backing too. Surprisingly, I had two greens to choose from but there wasn't enough of the second option. In the end, I think that this was the better choice - the first one was brighter. It was a real treat to spend some time hand stitching the binding on this one.

We are enjoying it as a throw in the living room so I get to see it all the time.

To say that I absolutely love it is an understatement. Thank you again Jane - this is a real treasure (BTW, it's perfect to enjoy a snooze under!).....M


Quilting Babcia said...

Bold and beautiful! I can't discern the block pattern so if you come up with the book or pattern name I'd love to know! A friend recently gifted me a tote of Kaffe scraps that would be perfect for a quilt similar to this.

The Cozy Quilter said...

so much fun!!! Great quilt! The binding colour is perfect.

Jenny said...

Such a beautiful gift, I'm sure you are pleased it is now finished and able to be used, as well as admired, great job.

Kyle said...

What a vibrant and energetic quilt. It's a beautiful gift. Enjoy!

CathieJ said...

I think your fabric choices for the backing and the border are perfect. How wonderful that you have finally finished this beautiful quilt.

Sandy said...

I know you will treasure this gift forever! I love all the colour, and the finishing touches are perfect! :)

audrey said...

Really beautiful. It's so rewarding to have a lovely spot of color in the living room and across our laps and over there in the corner catching our eye.:)