I went with a tumbler pattern because it is visually interesting yet simple (especially with my tumbler template for 5" squares from the Missouri Quilt Company) and I thought it would look nice with this line.
This is a Birch Fabrics Jay-Cyn line (maybe early Elk Grove?) that I think I ordered from Fabricworm about three years ago.
Here is Canadian Wilderness!
|This quilt holder is a little shorter than my usual 6'1" hubby, but she complained a lot less about standing in the woods holding up a quilt for ages than he would have. The binding is a tone on tone Pearl Bracelet in gold that has this slight shimmer. I totally love how it frames the quilt.|
|I straight line quilted on either side of each seam which is practical and I think suits this pattern. It does involve a lot of starting and stopping, though, to turn the quilt in line with the tumbler blocks. I also added a Kona solid (I think this might be Teal Blue? My Kona card is still missing) that I think breaks it up visually.|
|I've had this backing in my stash since I first began sewing. I've looked at it many times and was starting to give up hopes I would ever use it. It was perfect for this quilt!|
|You can see the echo of the quilting on the reverse, and this more clearly shows the pretty trees that appear in these fabrics.|
|Since it is called Canadian Wilderness, I thought a shot of it "in the wild" was called for. Note that this "wilderness" is actually a tiny patch of forest right next to my house. I won't tell if you won't!|
Off to my next quilt adventure!