I had a stack of fabric in my large pile of fabrics, that has been slated for a particular quilt. The quilt, you ask? The Bright Heart Quilt, by Amy Butler for Free Spirit Fabrics. I love the color green, so this quilt kit, as it came, was a no brainer for me. The deep hues of emerald, along with a lime green and a bright pink, which is hard to see from the photo, called to me. I had to make it and so I did.
The quilt pattern is available for free on the Free Spirit website, and it’s easy. Any of you out there with “half square triangular” experience will certainly find this to be an easy and quick quilt to construct.
The fabrics that come with the quilt kit are all voile. I have to say, I have never, never made a quilt with voile before. It’s texture is more slippery than quilting cotton, which for me at times was a little frustrating, but I managed. Above is the quilt top only.
I quilted and bound this baby in less than a day. I did a straight stitch on either side of the “ditch” instead of in the ditch. I chose this particular stitch because I like the way the stitches look when they cross over each other. The photo above is an outside shot and below you will see an inside photo of the finished quilt.
Making a quilt completely out of voile, (even the quilt back is voile) really makes for a lightweight quilt. It has such a different feel that all the other quilts I have ever made.
Well, I hope you all have a great weekend.