I made this as a part of Melissa at Happy Quilting's Summer Solstice QAL last summer. I finished the quilt top in September with the QAL schedule, but put it aside because I wasn't ready to quilt it. As you might have seen on Instagram, I pieced my backing and was able to do the pin basing the week after Christmas and I did all of the quilting and binding on New Year's Eve.
For the quilting I did a meander with leaves to echo the leaves in the prints. I used an orchid thread for the quilting. White thread seemed like it wouldn't bend well on the front since the background is magenta and magenta seemed like it would show up too much on the green and white fabrics, so orchid it was. I did find the exact shade that I wanted, but it did take a little bit of searching and comparing. Most of the threads were either too pink or too purple!
For the backing, I pieced the remainder of the white print with a coordinating black floral print that I didn't end up using in the quilt and found an additional chartreuse print from my stash. It's always so nice to not have to buy a backing!
For the binding, I didn't have enough of any of the remaining prints (originally I was going to use the black print from the backing, oops), so I used a magenta geometric print fabric from my stash for the binding. I hand stitched this one to the back while watching movies, which is one of my favorite things to do!
Pattern: Summer Solstice by Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting
Size: 50" square
Fabrics: Mostly Botanica by Timeless Treasures (won this fabric all the way back in 2012!)
Quilting: Leaf meander in orchid thread
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