I haven’t been so excited to show one of my finishes in a long time. I adore how this small quilt turned out especially because it’s my own pattern! This quilt was made from my Pixel Lattice paper pieced design pack. I made the decision to trim and hang it on point because I thought it would be more interesting visually and I think I was spot on. It looks lovely hanging in my new cutting area (old dining room). The quilt measures 25″ x 25″. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves:
I quilted this using a few different techniques. The entire quilt was done with Aurifil thread. The first technique was to enhance the negative space areas created by where the blocks meet and the second was some straight line quilting in the border, inside each medallion square and some stitch in the ditch along the gray outline areas. The medallions were quilted using my embroidery machine (you can find the designs on Etsy here). I used two colors of Aurifil thread 50wt mako (5003 and 5006) for each medallion and I love the definition it gave with those designs!
I used a 50wt gray thread (2605) for the outline stitch-in-the-ditch areas. For the white areas I wanted a bit more stitch definition so I used a thicker thread for my straight line designs, a 28wt cotton mako color 2021 from Aurifil.
My label was also done on my embroidery machine with a new font I purchased from Urban Threads. I love this font! Handwriting Font Pack – Urban Threads
To hang the quilt on point I needed to create sort of a scaffolding so it wouldn’t fold in on itself. I wanted it to hang flat against the wall. I used hanging triangles in each corner and used four wooden dowels along each edge to stabilize the quilt. I then sewed a round drapery ring at the top so it could hang from a nail.
It’s not perfect but I really love how this quilt turned out.