Last Fall, I made this quilt. There’s no pattern for it or even many details to remake it. I’ve had to wait quite a bit to show you, but finally. I was most excited about the hand quilting, but we will get to that!
Bari J of AGF asked me to make a quilt for her booth in the Fall quilt market with her new fabrics called Indigo & Aster. I was instructed to use large pieces of fabric to show off the prints and I was given 5 fabrics in the collection to work with. I think this quilt will end up being the least amount of fabrics I’ve ever used in a single quilt. Ha! But I managed.
Indigo & Aster Full Fabric Collection – Bari J. – Art Gallery Fabrics – 19 Fat Quarters and 1 Panel (approx. 35″)
Panel is a custom cut 35″ so that each of those cute animals is included!
AGF denim was including in this quilt along with the Indigo & Aster fabrics.
The quilt was machine quilted all over with the exception of the denim. The denim is quilted bohemian style that results in all those tiny ties all over it. I love that style!
Each denim piece also features crochet lace left to fray on the ends.
Everything used in this quilt
- La Florasian in lit
- Good Fortunes in royal
- Courbe Ikat in sky
- Grand Opulence in bleu
- Maximal Broderie in cool
- Indigo Shadow denim
- Medium Rose pearl cotton
- Sashiko needle
- Crochet Lace trim
The bohemian hand quilting technique involves tying your threads together instead of burying them. I’m in love with the process and look! I discuss this a little more in this video, but I’m planning a tutorial that just features this technique very soon.
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Remember this quilt was made last Fall and at that time this was the biggest hand quilting project I had taken on. There were only 6 patches of denim to be hand quilted, but with the Kantha style I quilted, the whole process took 5-6 hours. Because I was in a hurry to have this quilt back to Bari in time for Quilt Market, I did all of it in one sitting. I thought my fingers might just fall off. It was not my most enjoyable make.
Of all the fabrics, that floral was my favorite and one I’d definitely like to add to my stash. See it better here.
Thanks so much for reading, y’all! Big hugs.