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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Opulence and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday and happy November, y'all!  I've been sewing like crazy around here lately and have a newly finished quilt to share.

These Joel Dewberry Heirloom fabrics have such a pretty palette, and since it's heavy on purple and warm golden tones, it looks very regal to me.  I'm calling this one Opulence.  In case you missed my last post, this quilt is made with my Stems and Stones pattern (available HERE and HERE), and the curvy illusion sets off these beautiful prints so well.

When I'm making a quilt, I always choose to use as many prints as possible, so I can have lots leftover for the backing, plus, I hate having to decide which prints to eliminate from an entire collection.  I prefer the little bit of extra work to put together a pieced backing, rather than having to search out a single fabric that coordinates perfectly.  I had a bundle containing 34 prints, and I used every single one!

This quilt even got a scrappy binding.  Since the strips I had leftover were only 10 inches long, I worried that the binding would look too choppy, but I actually love the effect.  I just know the recipient of this quilt is going to love it, and I can't wait until she gets it.

Before we party, take a look at some of my favorite projects from last week!  Liz at Savor Every Stitch linked up this beauty, called Starlight Symphony.  Oh my goodness, that quilting!!!

Tisha at Quilty Therapy shared this cute string quilt with cute, woodland themed fabrics.

Sophie at Luna Lovequilts linked up this fun circle quilt with such an interesting layout!

and Alison at Little Bunny Quilts showed off this pretty star quilt.  Beautiful colors!

Okay, friends.  I know you're busy sewing all the awesome things, and I can't wait to see.  Let's link up!

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  1. I love your quilt and the backing. I don't usually have enough left to do the backing too, but more and more I think I need to start doing that with some of my leftovers they really do look good - at first when I first saw the photo and not who design the fabric I thought they were Anna Maria Horner's

  2. Your Opulence is really gorgeous - you have such a great eye for selecting your colours. And I love that Starlight quilt too.

  3. I love your Opulence. Reminds me of my childhood.

  4. I love your quilt! I think the scrappy binding look great too!

  5. Breathtakingly beautiful. You sure know how to get he maximum bang out of each print!!!

  6. What beauties your quilts are and you use such stunning prints. Also loved the ones you have featured...all lovely.

  7. This pattern looks really intriguing and it's a perfect use for this fabric collection ! Thank you so much for featuring my circle quilt. I'm always thrilled to see one of my projects on your blog :-))

  8. That Joel Dewberry quilt is a stunner! I love the close-up pictures where you get to see the scrappy binding too. The prints are so gorgeous, it makes me want to buy some! Thanks for featuring my quilt, it was a thrill to see that!

  9. Just love that Joel Dewberry palette, Kelly! Bright, warm and perfect for autumn : )


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