The first thing one realizes after getting sucked into the siren song of this super cool, modern and unique fabric line is how difficult it is to find a good quilt pattern to do it justice!
I think I found it in Thimbleblossoms' Red Velvet pattern. The perfect pattern to let you show off those big beautiful deer and trees and chrysanthemums....but not too modern where you are just looking at giant squares, or squares in a square.
I did leave out several prints (some smaller scale and the paint by number birds), as I want those large scale deer and the fall foliage to shine. And I ended up going with a sampler bundle of shot cottons for the star points instead of what I originally imagined incorporating some of the smaller scale prints for. I think the colours and the added depth of the shot cottons is spot on for this quilt.
I pieced it with my usual Aurifil 50 wt in 2325, and I also machine quilted it with the same threads, but used a light grey on the top thread and 2325 in the bobbin.
Oh, and you may have noticed I orientated the deer to be looking at you when the quilt is what you might consider horizontal, rather than vertical. That's because it is going to hang on the back of my couch :).
Thanks for coming by to look!
Pattern: Red Velvet by Thimbleblossoms
Dimensions: 66" by 59"
Main fabric: Lush Uptown by Moda
Backing: Turquoise sheet from Ikea
Batting: Warm & Natural
Thread: Aurifil 50 wt
Completed August 4, 2014