Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fabric Tuesday: Heart & Plus Modern Comfort Quilt

I wanted to make a comfort throw for someone and took inspiration from Gina, one of my fellow guild members, that had made a "stay positive" quilt for a relative.  I added my own twist by including the paper pieced hearts to wish the recipient love and positive thoughts as you can see in the stitching below.

I used a small assortment of Kaffe Fassett prints and shot cottons paired with natural kona cotton for the front and back.  For quilting I tried several new things: circular quilting, 40 weight Aurifil thread (green spool) and Dream Orient batting.   I love the circular quilting on the large amount of negative space and from far enough away is looks pretty circular! (Despite little jags close up!) and the Dream Orient has a great drape.  I am linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story to share this finish...be sure to check out all the finishes there.