Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Orla's Quilt [A Finish]

So the neighbour we introduced you to in yesterday's post has two young grandchildren. We decided to make quilts for them as well. Her granddaughter, Orla, loves yellow. So yellow it was. We dug a bit deeper and discovered that if she were forced to pick a second colour, it would be green. I then added a touch of orange.

I searched and searched for the right pattern, but kept getting drawn back to the City Sampler blocks by Tula Pink. Once I decided to just give in and go with it, I did a Pinterest hunt for an interesting setting that would also reduce the total number of blocks I had to make. I came across this one, and adapted it slightly.

Once the quilt top was completed, I asked for quilting suggestions on Instagram. I was thinking a cross hatch when Archie the Wonder Dog suggested a 30/60 degree cross hatch. It's a bit different isn't it, so I gave it a go.

The result is one finished toddler quilt. It is made up of fabrics from my stash with quite a few from Comma by Zen Chic for Moda. The main yellow is Fossil Fern and on the back is Kona Banana. I bound it in more of the Fossil Fern print. It's quilted in Aurifil 50w variegated yellow and finishes at 40" x 48".

This is a Finish Along Finish - you can find me original list here.

2016 FAL


Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Quilt turned out lovely! I am sure the girl will love it!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love the colours and the setting (I'm going to remember the setting for future use!) and I'm glad the 30/60 grid worked out!

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

This is great! Love the colors! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.