As soon as yardage of Cotton + Steel became available I bought up a few yards of the Tiger Stripes print in pink for the backing of this quilt. I just couldn’t resist! As a bonus, both kids seem to be loving cats at the moment, so it’s become a fun game to find the cats on this quilt (not a real challenge, but provides some entertainment!)
I love the colors in this one – the majority of the prints come from Alexia’s Hatbox collection, along with a couple prints from Melody’s Mustang collection and a number of the C+S basics.
I paired those with a few Cotton Couture solids and then grouped the prints a bit as I put it up on the design wall. You can see my inspiration in my previous post about this quilt.
I kept the quilting simple, which I really like. Someday I’ll have the time to experiment with different quilting styles, but for now this is about all I have time for. I fancied it up a bit by using a pink Sulky variegated thread. I usually am more for the thread blending in, especially on a white fabric, but this pink is light enough that I’m ok with it and I like the extra bit of color it adds.
And hey look, a barn quilt! I exclaimed loudly in the car to the kids as we drove by it on our way to pick blueberries – they weren’t as impressed, but I was pleased to return to get a few photos in front of it.
Cotton + Steel is available at many great shops now. The majority of shops that sponsor this blog (listed on the right side of the FITF website) have Cotton + Steel in stock!