Briony’s Quilt

I finished sewing the binding onto Briony’s quilt yesterday and washed it this morning.  I read somewhere that a quilt always looks better after washing, and in this case, I concur.  It also brought out that wonderful wooly smell.

My spirals look wonky up close, but fine from a distance.  Overall, I like the effect.

I pieced together the backing using leftover fabric.

The quilt is 36 x 54″, perfect crib size for Briony.

For my records, I used the following fabrics, all purchased on

Bali Batiks Handpaint Daisies Macaroon

Timeless Treasures Tonga Batik Capri Quatrefoil Turquoise

Bali Batiks Handpaints Floral Burst Seamist

Artisan Batiks Elementals Tonal Dots Ash

106″ Wide Batavian Batiks Quilt Backing Raindrops Aqua Blue

Indian Batik Cascades Dots Blue/Aqua/Pink

Timeless Treasures Tonga Batik Capri Tiffany Glass Marine

Artisan Batiks Color Source 4 Bubbles Mist

Tonga Batiks Cabana Abstract Daisy Teal

Timeless Treasures Tonga Batik Hawaii Curls Scuba

Indian Batik Feather Stripe Blue

Bali Batiks Handpaints Burlap Seaside

Bali Batiks Handpaint Beaded Curtain Aquarius

For piecing, I used Radiant Threads 40-weight thread.  For quilting, I used Aurifil Mako 28-weight for the top thread and Aurifil Mako 50-weight for the bobbin thread in 5006, Light Turquoise.  I used my closed-toe darning foot. To sew on the binding, I used Aurufil Mako 50-weight in white.  I hand-sewed the binding to the back of the quilt with Aurufil 28-weight in light turqoise.

For batting, I used Quilter’s Dream 100% wool, which I absolutely loved.  It has beautiful drape, and is light and fluffy and warm.  Wonderful!  The only downside was that the high loft made it a bit hard to work with.  I’ll definitely use it again.

Briony enjoying her quilt:


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