Sunday 3 April 2022

Groove is in the Heart - A Finished Quilt


Over the past few days I have put the final stitches in my Groove is in the Heart Quilt.

I started this project in October 2020, and in October 2021,  I finished sewing the blocks together to finish the top as well as making a vibrantly bright scrappy backing with some of my favourite fabrics.  I've decided that life is too short to save them all and they deserve to be used. 

As with most of my quilts,  I seriously debated hand quilting it, but with a change to my work hours (I'm now full time not part time) I realistically came to the conclusion, I just don't have time.  Once again I sent it to my friend  Leeanne to work her magic.  She was given a few ideas of quilting styles I liked, and I very trustingly put my faith in her picking the right one for the quilt. She picked E2E design Sugar n Spice and I  couldn't be more happy with the quilting design and how it looks.  

Binding was not the relatively simple choice I thought it would be,  Initially, I figured because of all the colour on the back and so many low volumes on the front, that a solid black/charcoal colour would frame both sides, but they looked flat and dull. Luckily a lovely customer at my local fabric store was happy to pull out bolts of fabrics and offer suggestions, till we found one that worked.  A vibrant pink/orange splotchy dot from Kaffe Fassett.

I love the look of this quilt and am so glad it is finished and ready to use this winter. Meeka has already given it the seal of approval.

Pattern is Groove is in the Heart from BlueMountainDaisyQuilts.

Fabrics are from my never decreasing stash.

E2E Sugar n Spice Quilting by Quiltmekiwi. Batting is a poly/wool blend from her too.