November 4th, 2015

King Mimosa – Quilt Finish

by Julie Hirt

This post is a little late as we’ve been using this quilt ever since I put the last stitch on the binding.

King Mimosa Quilt 627handworks (7)

I was so excited when I finished it a few weeks ago that I put it straight on the bed.

King Mimosa Quilt 627handworks (2)

The fabrics are Mimosa by Another Point of View for Windham Fabrics and may be my absolute favorite fabric collection ever.

King Mimosa Quilt 627handworks (1)

The backing is Widescreen in White by Carolyn Friedlander.  This is the 2nd quilt I’ve finished with a Widescreen backing. The first was the Oh My Stars! quilt in Blue.


Edited:  Wanted to add an up close shot of the quilting. All I have is an Instagram shot since I’ve already deleted it off my phone :/ Here it is still on the long arm:

King Mimosa Screenshot 627handworks

King Mimosa Quilt 627handworks (4)

I completely underestimated how long it would take to stitch up 143 nine-patch blocks.  It was a work in progress (mostly off progress) for about a year.

King Mimosa Quilt 627handworks (5)

It was quilted using single loops and I’m pretty happy with the overall effect. (If you view the full image above, ignore Penny Lane’s dog hairs – we’ve been using this for a few weeks!)

The batting is Hobbs 80/20 Heirloom.  In the future I’ll probably be using 2 layers of that batting or mixing a layer of 80/20 with a layer of Warm & Natural.  As is, this Mimosa quilt is definitely summer weight and not nearly as heavy as my other quilts.  I bought a huge roll of the 80/20 – it was really nice in a previous throw, so I’m not sure why this feels so light.

King Mimosa Quilt 627handworks (4)

I’m really happy with this. This is the first King sized quilt I’ve finished myself from start to finish. The ability to quilt a king size is just another reason I love my Handiquilter Avante!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

5 Responses to “King Mimosa – Quilt Finish”

  1. Very pretty Julie!
    I haven’t read any comments about this, but I was surprised to find the backing fabric to be quite thin when I ordered it. It worked well with the quilt I used it for, but I wonder if that plays a part in the weight of your quilt.

    • That is good to know! I didn’t notice it on the other quilt I used widescreen with but I used warm and natural batting, which is a bit heavier. The quilt I did use the 80/20 on was regular cotton backing. Good call and worth testing!

  2. Just beautiful, Julie.

  3. Great quilt! I won some Mimosa on a giveaway. I haven’t really known what to do w/ it because it was all the greens, but only the greens. I like it with the other colors.
    Maybe we should do a fabric trade.

  4. Trackbacks

Leave a Reply