|Pop Star Quilt is my version of Sarah Fielke's Made in Cherry Quilt.|
Is it wrong that each quilt I finish becomes my newest favourite? ;o)
This week's favourite?
My Pop Star Quilt!
It was at the top of my Q2 Finish-A-Long list - so finishing makes me happy, but I think it's the colours and quilting that have me loving my newest quilt. ;o)
Truthfully, I never thought I'd be making a quilt using purple.
Purple is the colour most absent from my stash. Perhaps that's why I still choose to think of this quilt as being more about magenta than purple. ;o)
Honestly, it was Liz Scott's fabric line Domestic Bliss that lured me into working with purple and pinks.
Taking inspiration from the palette in Domestic Bliss, I chose dark, medium and lights in pink and in purple to make my quilt. Originally, I even chose a background fabric that was teal (to be like this print from Domestic Bliss), but obviously, I changed my mind. Instead, I went with a bright, spring green (oh, I do love Henna Garden in any colour from Sandi Henderson).
As much as I love the front of the quilt, I'm really crushing on the back.
For the backing fabric, I chose Denyse Schmidt's Ladder Dot in Fuschia (see how nicely it goes with the fabrics in the quilt top? that was pure luck, as I chose everything separately online over the course of a year as I collected fabrics to make this quilt). The colour is just delicious!
It also complements my free motion quilting!
However, I was stuck for awhile, trying to figure out what to chose for a binding fabric. Then it hit me... Crosshatch in Plum from Carolyn Friedlander's Architexture line. It would be perfect! Right?
Now I can't decide which side up I like better...
Here's to a happy week of real Spring weather (we've had temps in the mid 20's Celsius this week... woohoo!) and to a finish! ;o)
I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts
and with Quilt Matter's