A huge thanks to the designer Emily Cier and to Alyssa at Pile O'Fabric for providing me with a copy of this pattern. I'm excited to see it come together.
I ordered a total of 21.5 yards of fabric for this, whoa! Finishing at 99" by 99", it will be the biggest quilt I've ever made. If the weight of the box was any indication, this quilt will not be lacking in weight and warmth.
|Kona solid fabrics in Chartreuse, School Bus, Brick, Pepper, and Celadon|
This week's exercise over at the Free Motion Quilting Project fits in perfectly with what I am currently working on. Leah suggests creating a mockup in order to audition different quilting designs and see how they will work together. I grabbed my handy dandy Groove Quilt colouring page tried a few combinations.
|Winning so far: the top right combination (tree roots, stippling, looping, zippling, and pebbles)|
It didn't take me long to realize that lines weren't going to work, both because they require too much movement, and because the width of the sections changes often. Once I eliminated that possibility, I was left with five designs that only require moving the quilt a little bit at a time. These are also designs that I feel comfortable using on a quilt this size, without fear that I will get frustrated and stop enjoying it.
At this point I've got the back of the bedspread completely planned out, and the designs I'm going to use while quilting it. I should probably get moving and actually assemble the top now!