I recently finished my Pink Pluses Quilt and I am so excited to donate it to a great cause tomorrow!
I mentioned in an earlier post that an all pink quilt was a bit out of my comfort zone so I balanced the donated pink fabrics with some gray prints and lighter pink prints from my stash. I honestly couldn't be more pleased with how well the fabrics blend together.
When contemplating what to make with a collection of donated pink strips, I thought hard about how I could make something special, yet something that still felt like it had a small piece of me in it. In the end, I went modern with the design and used a number of gray geometric background prints to balance out the bold pink floral pluses.
Since this quilt has a very feminine colour scheme, I thought I would try my hand at some swirl quilting to soften the edges of the plus pattern. It was my first time attempting this design but I know it won't be my last. I'd like to try this again soon. The texture it creates is so soft!
For the backing I kept is simple, a dominant pink fabric with a couple of modern prints to balance it out. I wanted the back to emote a similar balance of modern femininity and I hope this back reflects that.
I took these photos at sunset (which unfortunately doesn't translate at all in the pictures) and you can see I was loosing the light quickly!
If you'd like to read more about the Southern Alberta flooding and how it effected my city, I have an early post here. It has been incredible to watch the outpouring of support and donations sent in from the quilting community for this cause. I hope this quilt brings some comfort and love to a much deserving family.