After I received the June Culcita Box, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with the fabric. Meriwether was designed by Amy Gibson and I happened to have pinned one of Amy's quilts a long time ago and thought it would be perfect for the fabric.
The fabric is really bright and fun so I knew that I wanted to really show it off. I had 11 fat quarters and didn't have quite enough to make the quilt top so I added a blue solid.
A couple days before I started quilting, I received Jacquie Gering's new book in the mail. It's called Walk and it introduces new ways to quilt with your walking foot.
I am not a fan of free motion quilting so I was intrigued, but to be honest, I am terrified of changing up my straight line quilting habits. I tried the "Orange Peel" quilting method. It involved a lot of marking, but I am super pleased with the results. I didn't take into account that my blocks are bigger than the ones she marked so mine looks a little different than hers but it was a fun way to mix things up. And it wasn't hard, it just took some extra time and a lot more pivoting.
For the backing, I used a Priory Square print that I have had in my stash for a while. I LOVE this print and I was so excited to finally find the perfect quilt for it.
I bound the quilt in the same blue solid that I used for the quilt top and hand stitched the binding to the back of the quilt with Perle cotton.
The quilt is now available in my shop.
Finished size: 54" x 66"
Backing: Sunday Clippings from Priory Square
Binding: Freespirit Solid in Mineral Blue
Batting: Quilter's Dream Cotton Select
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I hope you are all having a great summer! If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that we just got back from a trip to Yellowstone and Utah, but I am home now and am happy to be back to quilting and blogging.