Spectrum Quilt

OK, so here it is, my Spectrum quilt finished except for the binding. I decided to quilt it with a lot of texture and a violet thread. I used some white Hobbs 80/20 batting, a little flatter batting. It’s got a ‘lot’ of texture!

I learned a lot while making this. I hadn’t paper pieced in years but that comes back pretty quickly. The paper piece part of this quilt is very simple.  I should have taken the paper off the piece sooner and everything would have lined up perfectly but I learn my best lessons through hindsight.

Getting varying shades of grey is important if you want the gradient look. If you look closely you’ll see the colors also fade from left to right. I now need to pick a binding. I found this backing in my stash and it doesn’t photo well but has all the colors from dark to light so I might use that for binding. I found the best places to get solid fabrics was at Lolly’s and Yoder’s department store in Shipshewana In.

Now that I know what I’m doing with this pattern, I have some other ideas for making it again but with different colors and backgrounds. It won’t happen right away. I have many other quilts that need finishing first. Doesn’t everyone?

If you want this pattern here is a link to Coleens website: Northwater Quilts.  She will be teaching this class in Feb 9, 2019, in Evansville, Indiana for the Raintree Quilters Guild.


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