Sorry for the huge delay in posting about this quilt. I finished it about a month or so ago. You remember it, don’t you? From this progress post. It’s been quilted and finished up since then.
This was my final project as a Michael Miller ambassador in February. The quilt is called Moon Goddess. I designed it specifically to play with half rectangles and had intended it to coincide with the HRT ruler debut. Covid changed all those plans. The ruler was delayed by more than two months and I wanted to hold off on the pattern until it arrived.
This quilt has A LOT of half rectangle triangles and they are made quicker and easier with the ruler.
I want to be completely honest and tell you that I was not overly happy with this quilt. I was very pleased with the pattern and I did love the fabrics I chose. However, I don’t think they are exactly right. Something felt a bit off and only after speaking with a friend did I come to realize that I probably should have left out the pale peach and the light gray. They just make the shape get lost and it loses the pattern. It’s been bugging me since I completed it.
It was suggested to me that I should either make the foreground all dark and mediums and not include any “lights”. And as soon as that was said to me, I knew it was the answer.
I’ll post the graphic I created when designing the pattern on the right, so you can get a better feel for how the quilt was meant to look.
Maybe I’m being overly particular. I’ll accept that. I can be that way. 🙂 It doesn’t stop me from loving a finished quilt and I do love this quilt. At the same time, when I feel a little disappointed, I like to find out why, so that I can learn from the experience and make it better next time.
So the next time I make this quilt, and I’m about to start on it now, I’m going to try to keep the color intensities similar. I think I might also rewrite the pattern just a tad so that it isn’t quite so scrappy happy.
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Jill Johnson of JCoterie longarm quilted this one for me. Do you know Jill? She’s so amazing. I’ve been an admirer of her quilting for awhile and when she offered to quilt one up for me I couldn’t resist. We chose something I was certain I could not accomplish on my own. Ha!
Pattern – Moon Goddess (releasing in June)
Size – 60×60″
Blocks – 16 blocks
Top Fabrics – All fabrics provided to me by Michael Miller, read the names of them here.
Backing Fabrics – Post Script in beige wide back (I couldn’t find this fabric available anywhere, but it’s from Michael Miller)
Binding – Apron Strings Cloud
Batting – Not sure of the batting on this one. It was provided to me by longarmer.
Thread – So Fine by Superior in Blizzard for piecing
Techniques Used – Longarm quilted by Jill Johnson and ditch binding
Quilt Label – from my shop here, tutorial for how to install it here
Skill Level – Beginner
Availability – For sale here
I’m so ready to start another one of these. I really need to think long and hard about my fabrics first though. More on my efforts soon.
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I love it ! The design and the colors are both gorgeous. Maybe the lights lose some of their beauty when photographed and wash out a bit, but in the actual quilt I will bet they show up just great. Besides, when you made it, you followed the “rules” of mixing lights, mediums, and darks. Finished quilts are the best quilts!
Thank you! ?
I love the new quilt! I think if the lights were all white it wouldn’t have bothered you as much. I love all the movement the pattern gives it. Girl!! I keep buying your patterns without any time to sew!! One day, LOL!
You are so sweet!