I’m home and I’m tired, but I can honestly say that Peaks 7 has more than lived up to expectations and was yet another wonderful weekend of alpine quilting fun. If you’ve been following my blog then I am sure you may be wondering how much progress I made on all of the projects I had planned to work on over the weekend. I promise will give you a full run down on the weekend’s activities, but it’s going to take a couple more days for me to process through all of the photos and memories for that post so today I’m just going to share the quilt I made at the weekend.Each Peaks there is a themed project and a quilt to make. This time it was the Peaks Harmony Quilt, an exercise in curved piecing.
Not one to follow patterns exactly I went about changing it a little to make the design of my quilt more personal to me. A huge fan of Carrie Bloomston’s fabric lines I decided it was time to cut into my stash of Collage and Paint fabrics for this quilt and I am more than delighted that I did. Although my finished design, “Painted Harmony”, appears to be vastly different to the sample design above that Elita from Busy Needle Quilting had made to show us all, it is simply the different use of colour and the rotation of the four central blocks that has resulted in what looks, at first glance, to be a completely different design.
I added three border to my finsihed central blocks to bring the quilt up to a finished 54* square, which is perfect for it’s intended use as a throw quilt on my sofa. I used yardage of two Paint fabrics to create the backing, creating a simple framed central block that is every bit as usuable as a quilt top if needs be.
For quilting I choose a wavy preprogrammed stitch on my machine. It gives a lovely soft finish to the quilt and I can defintiely see me using this stitch a lot more in the future.
As soon as I came home this quilt came straight out of my bag and onto the sofa. I have wanted to use these fabric since first I bought them and I am so glad that I finally found the perfect project for them. I have plenty of leftovers so I think I am going to sit down this weekend and make myself a couple of pillows to match the quilt.
In the meantime I’m going to hop on over to link up with this weeks Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts and then I’m going to go and pull together all the wonderful memories I have from the weekend so that I can share them with you all later in the week. Looking forward to seeing you then!
5 thoughts on “Painted Harmony – My Peaks 7 Quilt”
These are lovely!
What a great pattern to show off these fantastic fabrics! Love the color scheme!
That’s a great variation, and your finished quilt sparkles– the colour harmonies are really lovely! Specially I like the almost denim blue used for the ground– very pleasing all round! Wish you many snuggly, happy memories under it. 🙂
How wonderful to have found the perfect project to use these fabrics and that it is already at home on your sofa!
Came out really really beautiful!!