Twilight Trails in THE QUILTER (May 2010)

Some of you remember those seemingly countless leaves I had to make for the quilt I made with these fabrics from Northcott‘s Twilight Garden Collection. The quilt has a grand total of 224 leaves. So, I really did end up making 224 + a few to account for mistakes. The quilt “Twilight Trails” is featured in the latest issue of The Quilter. I am super pleased with how it was photographed for the magazine:

Now that it is officially published, I can show you the quilt in its entirety. I am a blue person, but I don’t oftentimes include blues in my quilts. This is probably the most masculine quilt I have made thus far. Quilt kits to exactly replicate this quilt are available from Heartbeat Quilts.

This is going to be a well-used quilt, especially when it looks so good with my Spode Blue Italian pieces:

The quilting was done using YLI Silk 100:

Again, I used the Tuscany Silk Batt by Hobbs. It is heavenly to quilt on this batt! The feathers were not marked prior to quilting on my home machine. They were totally free-handed. I did draw a straight line for the string of pearls so that I knew where to quilt the circles. The fern motif you see in the diamonds is printed in the tear-out section of the magazine:

I just had to throw this one in for the BEAUTIFUL and BLUE details on the handle of this covered vegetable bowl:

Thank you for stopping by. Happy Monday, everyone!