I'm a big fan of Jittery Wings Quilt Co. I have been wanting to try a few of Mitzi's patterns and was delighted and inspired when she announced that she would be offering a quiltalong to make her awesome pattern called "Charade". I instantly bought the pattern, selected my fabrics and cut all my pieces beforehand for this one-block quilt and waited for the quiltalong to begin. Well, I couldn't wait and sped ahead and completed my quilt quickly so I could move on to the next one.60" x 72
For the backing I used a print from Zen Chic Modern Background Color Box.
I free motion quilted using Aurifil 40# colour 1148, light jade on the bottom and Aurifil 40# colour 2835 Med. Mint in the needle. I had recently purchased an Aurifil Colour Builder called Blue-Throated Macaw with these colours included which were a perfect match. Thanks to my thread dealer, SewKarenlyCreated for always having a great selection and just what I need in Aurifil thread, my fave!
For the quilting, I wanted something that would give texture and not compete with the design and I didn't want straight or organic lines. I wanted something curvy, something different, so after a few days of thinking and trying out, I came up with using my Circle Cut curved ruler like a stencil and I pounced the design on with a chalk pouncer, like back in my handquilting days. It worked wonderfully. I love how it turned out. I pounced and quilted each curvy design over two blocks, one at a time, so not to smudge or erase the chalk as I worked. The chalk removes easily with brushing or ironing and also in the wash. Took me 6 hours over 2 days to finish.
Another one off my list! I hope you had time to work on your project today. 😊