Diamonds in the Outback

Happy Friday! Today I finally have photos of this finished quilt! I loved this one from the start, but I must say, quilting has really changed it for the better. You may remember when I posted about this quilt top (here, if you’d like to take a look). It’s made out of fabrics from the Outback Wife collection by Cathi of gertrudemade. These fabrics are inspired by vintage barkcloths and have such a wonderful texture.

The fabric base is heavier than typical quilting cotton, so I knew from the start that this was one I wasn’t going to want to attempt to quilt on my own. I’ve had Rachel of Stitched in Color long arm quilt a couple of my other quilts, so when she announced that she was moving with her family overseas and had a couple spaces left for long arm quilting, I jumped at the chance to have her work on this one.

Once again, I let her take a look at the quilt top and give me her suggestion on a quilting pattern to complement, and once again, she nailed it with her first suggestion! This is crystal ball, quilted vertically, and I just love the way it looks on this quilt.

Just look at it on the mostly solid chambray backing!

I’m sad that I won’t be able to send any other quilts Rachel’s way, but luckily for those in Europe, she will soon be accepting quilts again. You can sign up to be notified when quilting services will be available.

I added an olive green solid for binding and ta da! It feels good to have this one finished! Thanks to Rachel for making that happen!

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