I purchased a fat-quarter bundle of Anna Maria Horner's brilliant Loominous yarn dyes about a year ago, and spent some time trying to decide what to make with them. I settled on 9-inch quarter log cabin blocks set on point.
This quilt uses all but one of the fabrics in the bundle. I worked out a way to cut each fat quarter so that 25 fat quarters yielded 50 blocks, with enough left over to form a scrappy border. The inner border is from yardage of the yellow metallic fabric in the collection; this fabric is also used as an accent strip in some of the blocks. I had a concept in mind in the arrangement of the accent strips, although it might not be evident.
For the setting triangles, I used Manchester Yarn Dyed
in Charcoal from Robert Kaufman. This was my first time setting a quilt on point; I had a few issues in squaring it up, but hopefully they are not too noticeable.
I chose an AMH print for the backing. This was not my first, second, or even third choice, but this fabric was on sale and was very cost effective. Still, I am very pleased with how well it coordinates with the front of the quilt.
Here is a full shot of the back:
I quilted it in a diagonal grid, using multiple colors of thread in an attempt to create a plaid-like design. I really like the texture this created.
Here are some shots showing the different colors of quilting thread. Most of the threads are 50-weight Aurifil; the blue and yellow are 50-weight Mettler, but these are 3-ply and thus slightly thicker than the Aurifil.
The binding uses the orange "Headlines" stripe cut on the bias:
The quilt measures 71 inches by 82 inches.
I'm linking up with crazy mom quilts
for Finish It Up Friday.