Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Black Opals" quilt finished

Just yesterday morning I was basting this quilt...................
 And now it is finished!!! I did echo stitching along of each of the blocks and the subtle variations in the blue Gutermann thread look really nice with all of the colours in the quilt.
I didn't end up using the Kaffe Fassett Shirt stripes fabric for the binding as one of my sons mentioned that he liked this quilt so may end up with it on his bed one day, and he preferred the blue of the backing. I can always change it later anyway:)
 The photo above really shows the lovely salmon/coral colour of the Watermelon shot cotton, which has shown up more pink in some of the other pictures. The back looks pretty good too as the stitching has ended up forming a grid pattern:
 I have decided to name this quilt "Black Opals" as all of the colours in these fabrics are in my mothers' gorgeous Black Opal pendant that she bought at Lightning Ridge whilst travelling in outback NSW, Australia recently.  But because I don't have a photo of her pendant - here is another pic of the quilt instead.
Quilt Stats 
Pattern : Piano Keys by Spool
Finished Size: 72 x 80 inch
Fabric: Kaffe Fassett Shot cotton
Thread: Gutermann blue variegated #9986 
Batting: Cotton/bamboo
Linking to Sew Modern Mondays at Canoe Ridge Creations and to Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory- there are lots of great link-ups there already!


  1. Some of the colours in your quilt seem to just glow in the sunshine - so very like a real opal. It is beautiful!

  2. Holy Moly I love it!!! :) This really shows off the shot cottons !

  3. Beautiful quilt and beautiful blog! I'm a new follower :)

  4. Kirsten, its fab! And so fast! The shot cottons are gorgeous, must explore them more.

  5. Love those colors! Boy-you are one fast quilt maker!

  6. Great name! Love the finished quilt, great quilting.