After trimming 150 HST's and quilting countless straight lines down this quilt, I have finished stitching the binding down on this quilt just in time to take a few photos whilst the sun is shining.
This quilt is named "Land of Oz": a reference to the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz, and also for the green and gold that are Australias national colours.
I used a selection of emerald/green prints and solids for this quilt, along with splashes of yellow which as one reader noted, are also suggestive of the Yellow Brick Road - more info on the fabric choices here too.I quilted this in straightish lines that are about 1/3 inch apart using a variegated green Gutermann thread which has shades of green from a light minty green to a darker colour.
After washing, it has crinkled up quite nicely due to the dense quilting and is still very soft.
And most importantly, my kitty loves it too:)Stats-
Name: Land Of Oz
Size: 40 x 60 inches
Pattern: Random 5" HST's in the style of Katie (@ Sew Katie Did)
Fabrics: Amy Butler Lark (Souvineir in Mineral and Lemon, Sunglow in Jade), AMH Field Study (Minds Eye in Tambourine), Denyse Schmidt Chicopee (Cross square in green), Art Gallery Indie (Geisha in Teal), Oval elements in Emerald Coast, and Rhapsodia (Temple Tiles Maya), and Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet in Swiss Chard and Juniper, along with some grey, ash and green solids, mainly Moda Bella in Jade, which I also used for the binding. The back is a "Leaf Green" print from the Denyse Schmidt Picnic and Fairground range.
Quilting:Dense straight line machine quilting using variegated green Gutermann thread.
I am entering this quilt into the Pantone Emerald Quilt Challenge hosted by Ali @ a2(w).