Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Falling Leaves

Who doesn't love Fall? And a fall quilt is even better; so for my friend, Monika's birthday, I made her a Falling Leaves quilt. The pattern is by Vanessa Christensen. It's actually a kit. Her ombre fabrics are yummy and make these leaves pop on the background of the Robert Kaufman yarn dyed charcoal fabric. 

This was the first quilt that I used a stencil to mark some registration lines before I quilted it. Why have I never done this before? Although my quilting is far from perfect, the stencil did help me to quilt it more evenly.

I had the perfect flannel backing in my stash. This Anna Maria Horner cone flower print is a favorite so I am glad I got to use it on this quilt. Monika and her husband have just moved to Idaho, so it will help to make this quilt even cozier on those cold fall and winter nights.
I used the glue basting method to match that print when piecing the back together. I'm quite proud of the result.

When it came time to choose a thread color, I went with all the colors in the quilt, but wish I would have only used one. It was a pain to keep changing threads. My Juki QVP150 is not user friendly when it comes to threading it. I would rather thread a serger than this pain of a machine. 

It is bound in the plum colored fabric that came in the kit. I really think it is the perfect color to frame the quilt.

We took the quilt to a few locations in town to photograph it. 

Fall Breeze quilt

I think the quilt looks best in Monika's craft/bonus room, where it is easily accessible to cozy up on the couch while watching a movie.

For the label I made an extra leaf and just wrote my sentiments on it for Monika to remember when and from whom she received this gift.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern: Fall Breeze by Vanessa Christensen
Fabric: Leaves and Binding: Ombre from Moda
            Background: Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Black
            Backing: Anna Maria Horner Flannel Cone Flower print
Batting: Warm and White
Quilted with a variety of thread by me on My Juki 150QVP
Size: 60" x 72"


Linda Smith said...

All your color choices are fabulous. And what a great way to use that Echinacea print. Shows it off perfectly.

Debbie said...

This turned out so lovely! And nice job on the matched backing!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very pretty quilt, she will just love it!

Christina said...

This is one of my favorite fall quilt patterns. It turned out beautiful. You have a very lucky friend. ��