The City Culture II collection is shipping in April. But, shops can order City Culture 2 10" stacks now! So, I've got a project you can make NOW and I wanted to share another project that I've been involved with that uses this collection. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Jayme Crowe at Bella Nonna Design Studio. She asked if I would quilt her Hosta BOM in her featured collection. I was honored!
I started off with doing a wainscot style quilting in the border. Laying a measuring tape down helps me to hit the spacing correctly. It is important to space these evenly so that once you get to the opposite end of the border you want the spacing to look right.
The leaves are the feature, so didn't want to add something in the background that would distract from the leaves. A squiggly set of lines seemed to mimic what was going on in the motifs of the fabric and complemented it well.
The quilting evolved to include more ditch work in the borders and vein work in each leaf. Consider the stabilizing material that you use when doing the applique'/decorative stitching so that it isn't too thick to quilt.
This is now a block of the month program available to shops or you can buy the pattern directly from her website at Bella Nonna Design Studio. (free shipping)
I've included links above for the top: the 10" stack, the shadow and the background fabrics available at Hancock's of Paducah. You are going to love the fabrics in this collection. There are really some stunning ones. The cracked glass motif is just amazing!
This is quilted with 'Breath of the gods' panto (hand guided) --thought it looked like wind swirling around in the city--with #Aurifil thread (lt grey) - #2600. I used the same fabric as the background for the binding. I usually add a dark border and at least a dark binding, but it just felt like the shadowed boxes spoke sufficiently on their own.
This one is ~ 47" x 53"
So, for the backing, I just made one LARGE shadow box!
Chestnut Bark is the shadow on this one. (City Culture II Industrial District ChestnutBark) -- shipping in April.
The main block is Paisley Dot - Pixel - Dusk also shipping in April.
If you'd like to make this pattern, it is available as a PDF download at Craftsy. FREE through January 28, afterwards it will be $5. If you'd like a hard copy version sent to you, you will be able to purchase it from my NEW website at www.kissedquilts.com starting February 1.
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