|Measures 20" x 22"|
Here is my finished orange peel snowflake quilt! I'm really happy with how it turned out. I came across this snowflake from Frozen and moments later saw this lovely Joseph's coat quilt and they merged in my mind and I knew I had to make it.
I really enjoyed the quilting on this, even if the pebbles got a little tedious. I used Aurifil #2600 (dove) around the petals and #4241 (very dark grey) on the background. I used Dove in the bobbin around the snowflake so it would stand out on the back, and then #2545 (medium purple) in the bobbin for the pebbles.
The fabrics used are Carolyn Friedlander's Crosshatch in grey for the petals, Moda Bella Charcoal, Kona purple on the back and Kona Black for the binding.
|Quilting detail--pebbles with a few snowflakes in them.|
I used Quilter's Dream wool batting for the first time--I got it off Massdrop about a month ago after hearing such good things about it. Well, I have a mild wool allergy and did not like the feel of laying it out and cutting it. Also it sheds a lot. But it quilted beautifully and has a nice loft. Next time I will pair it with some Warm and Natural for stability.
|I love how the petals stand out from the rest of the quilt!|
|The petals/peels measure 3" x 3/4".|
This quilt was a fun break from commissions, swaps and pay-it-forwards. It's been a while since I made a quilt for myself, purely for the sake of enjoying the process!
|Back detail--pebbles with snowflakes.|
|Center snowflake quilting detail.|
|Back snowflake detail. I need to figure out a nicer method for frequent start/stops when the backtracking is glaringly obvious.|
I'm linking up with Quilty Habit's Orange Peel Along--go check it out to see more orange peel quilts! And starting September 9th you can vote for your favorite!