Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Gemini in Purple
It's time to share a finished quilt project with you. I wouldn't want you to think I've been lazy, in my absence! (Just the contrary, I've been busy and have lots of projects and book reviews lined up for you!)
This quilt was a Christmas gift for Mark and Maggie.
Blue Underground Studios, Inc. is called Gemini. Not sure that the pattern is still available (I don't see it on their site) but they have many more that are equally as nice! I have made it before and knew it would be quick and easy. I thought its modern look would suit their 30th floor Toronto condo. I was very pleased with how it turned out, in fact I like it much better than the one I made myself from the same pattern. Go figure...
It was quilted by Gwenda Quilts with a grey thread, in a pattern called Wildmouse. I love the circular quilting design, it suited perfectly! Thanks Gwenda! I think you can see the quilting a bit in these closeups...
Sometimes when I buy a precut such as a Bali Pop, there are some fabrics in the collection that I don't care for. When I first started quilting, I had to like every fabric, but I've learned over the years, that when they're all together in a project, the ones you dislike don't stand out. The value is more important than the colour or the print. There were a few in this collection that I would not have chosen, but I did leave them in. I thought most of them were gorgeous! Of course, what's not to like about Bali batiks!! They're kind of like chocolates- not many I don't like! :)
I found a perfect grey print for the backing, and pieced a strip of leftover bits to add some interest...
It measures 54" x 72".
Oh yes.. they loved the quilt!
I am linking to Linky Tuesday. Stop by there and see many more quilting projects.
Up next... Mr. Noah!
"All the other colors are just colors. But purple seems to have a soul - when you look at it, it's looking back at you." ~ Uniek Swain