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June 16, 2021
The Deltille Quilt is here!
After I made my first sample (the patriotic one), I started playing with my color chips to figure out what to do for my cover quilt. I knew I wanted to make the ombre version for the cover, but didn't have a specific color vision in mind.
And, honestly, I was all over the place with colors for this one. I first tried a blue/teal/purple gradient that was very reminiscent of a mermaid tail. Then I tried a blue/pink/purple gradient that I loved, but ultimately tossed because I thought it might be too similar to my Mountain Valley cover quilt. So then, I switched out the blues for oranges and ultimately landed on these 13 colors that are currently on the cover. I don't usually gravitate towards orange, but I love how it worked in this quilt.
The cover quilt is made with Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Iris, Mauve, Venus, Eggplant, Aubergine, Dusty Rose, Antique, Cameo, Creamsicle, Geranium, Peach, Coral, Clementine, and Soft White. (Kits are available in my shop here).
I, once again, called up Jill at J. Coterie Quilting for long arming. She has become my go-to for cover quilts. I love her eye for pantograph selection and she tends to quilt a bit more densely which I LOVE for my cover samples. She used a panto called Along the Way by Anne Bright. I just adore the texture and the overall feel of this one.
Since I tend keep my cover samples packed away and not use them, I typically use a solid from the front for the backing. It helps to keep costs down, and also shows off the quilting nicely in photos. One of my quilting besties gave me a hard time for never picking a fun back, so this time I splurged on the MOST PERFECT print for the back. It is from the Dear Isla collection by Hope Johnson for Cotton and Steel, and it ties together all the colors on the front so perfectly. I smile every time I look at it.
I take my own photos, and I had a lot of fun taking these pictures. Enjoy!
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