Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Sewtopia, a retreat for quilters and sewers, in Portland, Oregon. One of the projects I took with me to finish is my little Eclipse quilt, and I am so proud to say that I did it!
This little quilt is made from my Eclipse pattern (available to buy here/or in print from quilt shops). I started this quilt as demonstration for a class I taught at my local shop in October, and I kind of can’t believe I finished it so quickly…working it in around my school work and family time.
The quilting was done by Darby Myers (@quiltedsquid). I asked her to do this all-over circles and swirls pattern to add texture and go along with the round shapes of the piecing, and she did a beautiful job, as usual. I used Hobbs Batting and Aurifil thread for all the piecing. I like that this so different from the original quilt pattern sample…I mixed up the prints rather than keeping like ones together to form full circles, and the dark background is such a dramatic twist.
My favorite part of this finished quilt, and making it, too, is the fabrics! Choosing colors and prints for a quilt is by far my favorite part, besides designing the pattern…well, I pretty much love the whole process. But the fabrics for this are especially fun! For the circles, I used prints from recent collections by Tula Pink (Free Spirit Fabrics), Carrie Bloomston (Wyndham Fabrics), and Zen Chic (Moda Fabrics). The navy blue background is a basic batik from Hoffman. They have a new division called You + Me, and it’s all gorgeous, modern and really basic batiks.
So fun to have a finish! I have a few more this month I am really excited to finally share, so stay tuned!