The 2015 Aurifil Designer of the month for February was Joanna Figueroa. I love these designer features each month. I enjoy reading the designers ‘story’ and finding out how they got started, where there inspiration come from and more. As a bonus – they share a free pattern for making a mini. When I saw this months ‘Chubby Churn Dash’ quilt – I knew it was time to pull out some of my special fabric.
These two fabrics are my own original fabrics that I had made on spoonflower.
This piece of fabric is a sketch I drew of the topography of our orchard for my quilt ‘Tree Topography.’ This is about as neutral as I get!
And this piece of fabric is made from a picture I took of a piece of fabric that my daughter, Mercedi, hand dyed. All the textures in this piece make me drool! It’s not very common that I only use two pieces of fabric in a quilt but I think there are enough colors in ‘rainbow’ to make up for that.
Before I knew it, the top of the quilt was finished!
Now … what thread do you I use? Besides the obvious choice of using aurifil thread for quilting – choosing the color was going to be the hard part. Wouldn’t every one of these look fabulous!
And so that’s what I did – I used all of them ! I decided to quilt my rainbow quilt in a rainbow of aurifil threads!
I went diagonally across the quilt using a fancy serpentine stitch. It was so much fun! You can learn more about this technique in the Craftsy Class ‘Creative Quilting with your Walking Foot’ by Jacquie Gering.
The only thing I wish is that I would have a had a bit more brilliant of a yellow. I know it would have still blended like the yellow I used did, but I think it might have shown up in the lighter sections a bit better. I’m so in love with the serpentine stitch!
I bound this quilt simply in black. It just needed something to ‘stop’ the color and I’m beyond happy with the results!
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