I’m so excited to share this quilt with you as it was so much fun to quilt! It belongs to Lynn and the pattern is called Day Break by Jaybird Designs. She used a line of fabric called Shimmer and the background fabric is a linen/cotton blend. Lynn said she like how Angela Walters quilted one using the same fabrics so I used that as my inspiration, you can see that quilt here on Jaybirds site. I spent a bit of time thinking how I wanted to quilt this one and knew I that I wanted to make the hexagon and star shapes the focus so I echoed around those. I like to work within seam lines instead of working across them for the most part so that helped me define my quilting designs. I decided to use three different designs in the star fabrics and in the outer border of each hexagon as that way the same design would never touch. The rest of the designs I kept the same on each block to create continuity in the piece. Lynn will be using this a wall hanging but didn’t want it quilted to heavy.
Here are some close ups of the quilting designs. I did l’s in one star with matching l’s and e’s in the outer border, feathers in the second star with a feather curl in that outer border and a simple triangle in the third with loops in the outer border. All the blocks have the same overlapping CC design in the center and straight lines radiating from the background. I think it turned out to be a nice blend of curves and lines. Lots of ruler work and stops and starts but it didn’t take to long to complete, only two full days of quilting!
Look at that pretty ice! It is warming up to 0’c today so I’m panicking that it will ruin my ice! It is suppose to warm up to +3’ on Friday!! I think I’m the only one not happy about that!
Picture of the backing which is the same linen/cotton blend fabric that is the on the top.
I used a beige So Fine thread for the top, beige Bottom Line on the back and Quilters Dream Blend batting.
I am now finished my clients quilt for the year! I have a few of my own quilts to finish and one being a Day Break quilt but in batiks. I think I’ll work on that one first and don’t be surprised if I quilt it the same or very similar to this one!