When I first bought my Quilting Modern
book, I saw the Supernova Quilt
and knew I had to make it. And I knew that I would be using my stash of Washi
to make it for my sister Kara
. She has seemed a little down lately and her birthday is coming up, so I got to work. A few months ago I asked Kara what kind of quilt she would like and she said "black and white." Um, I didn't go that direction ;) so hopefully she still likes this.
I LOVED making this quilt. Washi is so gorgeous and I love it even more after making this quilt. I had a really hard time putting this in the mail to Denver. It almost didn't happen.
For the back I used a couple of Washi prints with some solids.
I added a little fussy cut piece of Echino because it reminded me of Kara and I thought she would like it.
I quilted it with random straight lines. The essex linen has such a great texture with dense quilting.
Lately I have been trying something new with each quilt I make, so this was the first time I used Aurifil thread (it was just as amazing as I was afraid it would be) and I tried hand quilting for the first time.
I just did an outline of the center of the quilt with some orange perle cotton. I enjoyed doing it, but it was not very good for my carpal tunnel.
My daughter Harper had a hard time letting this quilt go too.
The quilt is scheduled to arrive today so I am hoping that Kara loves this quilt as much as I do!