Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ombré Popsicle quilt: A finish!

This summer, I'm really trying to finish up some quilt tops that have been lingering for far too long, so expect to see several in the coming weeks, but for today, I wrapped up my Ombré Popsicle quilt! (Apparently, I'm on a bit of an ombré kick lately.)
As you may remember, I made this quilt top back in April as part of Simple Simon and Company's Modern Quilt Along. I was in charge of "solids" month, so I used the opportunity to try out a pattern I'd had in my head for a long time.
I chose an ombré of 12 spring-y solids for the popsicles (plus white for the background), which came together so quickly (I'm itching to try out a similar, less foodie design in another range of solids), but then the top lingered for a bit as other projects came up. Still, my goal was to finish the quilt for a family event my husband was attending last weekend, so I got back to it.
For the backing, I opted for a scrappy look using prints from my stash in coordinating colors. I have to admit, I pretty smitten with it. It's as happy as the front. Just look at those bicycles!
After debating scrappy and brightly colored binding options, I decided to go with this tan Add It Up print (the color is Rainy Day) from Cotton + Steel. It had enough color to create a border without screaming at you and worked really well with both the front and the back.
I kept the quilting simple, going with a diagonal crosshatch spaced about 3" apart. I used white Aurifil thread. The quilt finished at 50" x 62".
Matt's cousin (a young teen) loved it, so mark it as another quilting success.

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