I chose the Pixellated heart pattern which is a free pattern from Robert Kaufman because I knew it would be a quick make and I needed to make it quickly. I cut the heart fabrics which are two peach and two gold ombre confetti dots before going on our two week trip. I chose colours that remind me of the clothes my friend likes to wear. She's a red head.
For the backing I chose this wild Kafe Fasset print of Feathers, also because I thought she would like it. If nothing else it adds some brightness. I used a light coral Aurifil thread that I picked up at a thread event at my local sewing machine shop. If you ever get to go to an Aurifil event at a shop go. It was really worth it.
I used my walking foot on my domestic machine for this. I did straighish line quilting diagonally through the blocks first then used the intersections of those lines to quilt horizontal and vertical lines with no marking on the quilt at all. Thanks to Jaquie Gering for this technique.
I have continued to work on my longer term quilt alongs but I'm not concerned with keeping up with them, just enjoying the process. And speaking of quilt alongs here's the prize I won for the Fireburst Mystery QAL which was hosted my Tish of Tish in Wonderland.
Totally awesome, isn't it. It's Shari Butler's collection "wistful winds of colour" from Aurifil thread. It's 12 large spools of 50 weight. Three of them a varigated. It came with that thread chart which is also exciting.
I'm linking my finish to TGIFF which is hosted this week at Kathy's Kwilts and More , and to Brag about your Beauties link up with Michelle of From Bolt to Beauty This is my first finish of the 2019 FAL first quarter list. The original some what lengthy list is here. I just may squeeze in one more finish before the end of this quarter. We will see.