Here it is in all its super colorful glory. I should note that the dark color is a chocolate brown, not black as it looks in the photos.
This quilt is a commission and the Lantern Bloom fabric was requested. This flickr photo, along with the colors in the fabrics inspired the quilt.
It’s such a uniquely pretty fabric collection that I didn’t think it could be mixed with other lines so I turned to solids. Purple & bright yellow aren’t my usual comfort zone, but I’m glad the fabric pushed me to stretch. I think it’s “me” in it’s improv. wonkiness yet it doesn’t look like all of my other quilts. No white!
Here it is on a queen sized bed – so you can see how big it is!
I quilted it by stitching right next to the ditch. You can see the quilting on the back and I like how the rectangles overlap all the piecing on the back.
I found it a lot harder to stitch in the ditch than to stipple a quilt this big. Straight lines are “easier” than free motion, but when you stipple you can organize how you move through your quilt in a way that’s much more manageable for me. But I did it! I’m definitely stippling my next quilt. It’s been too long!