October brought together two big projects—finishing up two secret projects for Quilt Market collaborations and the Aurifil Artisan October Challenge, using more than 5 colors of thread on one project. Why work on just one project when you can make two? Here is the second big project I finished up in October. Head on over here to see the other project.
a new pattern paired with a beautiful new fabric collection!
When my friends over at Ruby Star Society sent me a sneak peek of the new collections debuting at Fall Quilt Market, I was immediately drawn to Clementine by Melody Miller.
I’ve been itching to design a new foundation paper pieced quilt pattern and I was super inspired by the citrus fruit and colors Melody features in her new collection. After sketching and testing blocks, my new Citrus Slices pattern was designed. It was time to start cutting, sewing and quilting.
I wanted the bold prints and citrus slice shapes to really stand out, so for quilting I selected thread colors that complemented the print. For the background, I followed the seams in my blocks using a basic white (Aurifil 2024) in 50wt cotton. For the citrus segments and rinds, I outlined the shapes using a complementary thread color in Aurifil 40wt cotton. Using the slightly thicker thread allows for the quilting to be a bit more visible against the bold prints. Below you’ll see my final Aurifil thread selections:
• 2024 (White)
• 4140 (Wedgewood)
• 2847 (Bright Grey Blue)
• 2135 (Yellow)
• 2314 (Beige)
• 2437 (Light Peony)
• 2515 (Light Orchid)
Citrus Slices debut
Citrus Slices debuted in the Ruby Star Society booth at Fall International Quilt Market 2019.
Citrus Slices, a fun fresh quilt pattern, will be released in late 2019/early 2020 and will have instructions for 4 sizes! Want to be the first to know when it’s available? Subscribe to my newsletter, Three Things Thursday, to get studio updates, quilting tips and links to awesome things.
Go make something great,