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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Thicket Quilt (#91)

Thicket by Gingiber came out in 2016 - beautiful stuff.  I made two baby quilts here and knew it was the perfect fabric for someone who loves photography and animals. 
The accent fabric is Tribal is by Snow Leopard Designs.
Originally I was going to combine HST's with smaller squares - but after a few rows of 2" (finished) half square triangles cut with this Accuquilt die, it became obvious that the HST's  would look great throughout. The entire quilt is a combo of Thicket & Tribal fabrics together.
Animal panels were cut 8.5" x 8.5".  Next came 20 HST units surrounding each panel.  Then the whole block was trimmed to 12" x 12".  After all 24 blocks were sewn together - I added a half square triangle border and 3.5" of black fabric on the left and right sides.  Lastly, a smaller black border of 2.5" on the top and bottom to completely frame all the critters.
Even though there are tons of small pieces, this pattern is worth a try with all sorts of fabric designs.   The backing is a beautiful black dimple dot minky and it is quilted with Aurifil 50wt. in a simple grid pattern.
Looking forward to 2018 are two more baby quilts and two more Tribal quilts to make with this beautiful Thicket fabric.  I am so grateful for generous quilters like Amy Everon & Amy Smart for sharing their Thicket quilts which are so inspiring.
Materials:
Thicket by Gingiber for Moda
Tribal collection (Alexandria Terra,  Bukhara Terra, Kira Terra) from Snow Leopard Designs / Free Spirit
Wintergreen Aged Solids / Ebony / Moda
Aurifil 50wt thread #2000 / #2692
Warm & White batting
Dimple dot minky / black
Accuquilt die #55063 HST 2" finished square Multiples
Size: 59" x 76.5"
Date: December 2017

2 comments:

  1. I love your Thicket quilt. The Tribal fabric is perfect to show off the black and white. Your quilts are beautiful!

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    1. You are so right Jiggs - it is always fun to see fabrics that have such different colors and vibes work together. Thanks for your nice words :)

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