Hi friends! Today I am sharing a quilt I created for Mister Domestic's Blog Party! This is Matthew Boudreaux's first fabric collection - Loved to Pieces - he created for Art Gallery Fabrics and I was so excited that he asked me to join in on the fun. I decided that a great choice for the project would be my newest pattern - Scallop.
After looking over the entire collection - I decided to go with the blue, cream and aqua shades paired with some of Art Gallery's AMAZING denim. The fabrics pair up so beautifully with Art Gallery's solids and denims so there are no limits to what you can create! I chose some smaller scale prints and a larger floral print I fell in love with and placed the colors in an order that I felt blended well for the scallop order.
Having a variety of scales on the print is so helpful! I usually tend to go for the smaller scale when working with hexies or small blocks so that the design is not completely lost. The larger floral patterns are beautiful for garments and also quilt backings - but I think they look amazing pieced on this quilt front as well even if the floral pattern is not lined up perfectly. The Scallop pattern was designed so that the scallops run off the edge of the bed - I love how that pop of blue shows up at the bottom.
I switched from making a throw size quilt to a full size so I didn't quite have enough denim for the backing. Luckily I had a bit more of the aqua floral and a lighter almost mint colored denim left over from a a previous Art Gallery project that matched up so well.
For my quilting I went with a 28WT Aurifil thread to create some texture since I spaced my lines out at 1 inch. The color I chose was 2783, which was a close match to my denim fabric. This heavier weight thread adds a nice texture and works so well with denim fabrics.
For a last minute addition I whipped up a fun pillow using the smallest of scraps I had left over. I used a cream linen pillow case from Ikea and ironed my scraps onto a piece of "No-Sew" Heat n bond. This allows me to carefully cut out my design and iron onto my backing fabric without having to go back and stitch around the edges. It's completely secure and makes a nice addition to the room!
Thanks for stopping by friends!