It is complete! My Scrappy Trip Around the World Quilt is done and currently in use on my couch (while I write this blog post, in fact!)
It measures 70″x 80″ which is big in comparison to quilts I normally make and it fits on my queen-size bed, so it may live there part of the time.
The fabric was a fat quarter bundle of Anna Maria Horner’s Little Folks Voile that I purchased some time ago with plans to make a quilt for the living room. It is SO soft and snuggly and the kids love cuddling under it with me while we read books in the morning.
After having various trials and tribulations while machine quilting (which you can read about here), I ended up changing the batting back to my old standby (Warm & Natural). I both machine and hand quilted, with a minimal amount of straight lines to retain the softness of the top. I also found the spray baste to be more problematic than helpful with the slippery voile, so I ended up basting with straight pins and re-smoothing often.
The hand-quilting thread is Wonderfil Spagetti in Stormy Blue and Lichen. I love, love, LOVE it and I managed to find some at one of my local quilt shops.
The back is Robert Kaufman Cambridge Lawn in Aqua and it is just as soft as the voile front. I used Anna Maria Horner’s “Innocent Crush” Mixed Signals in Striking for the binding.
The quilt washed very nicely (this photo is post washing). I washed on delicate and dried on normal and it looks exactly the same post wash as it did pre-wash, minus a couple inches for shrinking.
Linking up with TGIFF at Sewing by Moonlight