It seems like aeons ago since I started this quilt, which in Mister Domestic time is 8 months ago. The incomparable Sharon Holland was launching her Hold Tight Quilt Pattern and doing a sew-along, so of course I had to join.
I had never played with transparency in color before, so I was jazzed to work my color magic on this one. Since rainbow is one of my favorite colors, I had to go that route. My absolute favorite color is the Tile Blue AGF Solid. I had to use that in the background and methought it would really pop. So with the Pure Solids as my color choices, I tinkered with the color flow in Illustrator until I got it just right.
Once all the colors were picked, I got to stitching a couple curves at a time.
I even filmed a tutorial on how to sew curves in quilting. If you haven’t watched it yet, make sure to check it out.
Once I had it all stitched up, I pinned it to my fence to evaluate and take a photo.
I absolutely loved it, like super loved it, but I wanted it to be bigger so Helena and I could both snuggle under it. So I added a row of Tile Blue squares on the bottom and top and extended the left side to complete the balloon. Once that was complete, I sent it off to Melissa of Six Kids Quilts for her to work her magic. And work her magic did she.
I continued the Tile Blue Background in the binding and for the first time, sewed on my dining room table. Legit this is beyond amazing and freeing and I need to do more of this.
And without further ago, here is my finished Hold Tight Quilt full frontal in sexy light.
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