Friday, October 14, 2016

Shimmer Quilt

I finished my Shimmer Quilt as I rewatched the first season of Poldark , which is probably the reason I finished it so quickly.  Are you watching?  If not, I highly recommend it.
These blocks are pretty simple to make, and it was fun picking fabrics for each block.  I tried to stick with muted, less bright colors...and it feels perfect for fall.
 Yellow seems to be my go to color for binding lately.  This print is by April Rhodes, from her Bound line. (I just realized I used Bound fabric for the binding, it was meant to be).
 For the backing I used a Cotton and Steel print that I found for a steal at  It seemed a perfect fit to offset the bold colors on the front.
for the quilting, I stitched in the ditch horizontally and vertically, and then some diagonal coss-hatch. My quilting choices have definitely evolved over the years, I find myself trying to hide my quilting lately.

Quilt stats:
Finished size:   53.5" x 66.5"(after washing and drying)
Pattern:  Shimmer Pattern 
Fabric:  front: stash + back: cotton and steel +  binding: bound by April Rhodes
Batting:  Warm and White


  1. Ha ha, I was doing that last week . . . re-watching the first season of Poldark. I was so mad when my DVR didn't record the new episodes. Then I discovered :) Nice finish.

  2. This is such a gorgeous quilt ♥

  3. I really enjoy watching Poldark too! Your quilt is lovely with the understated color scheme and quilting. I'm wishing I had subscribed to the Sew Sampler box sooner so I would have received this pattern. Oooops!

  4. This quilt is beautiful! Love it!

  5. beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Hi! This is so beautiful! I love the colours and the block is really good! x Teje

  7. I just fell in love with this quilt. Everything about it is perfect, down to the binding and backing choice.

  8. So excited to see this lovely quilt! I just started to cut fabric for this pattern and love the inspiration!

  9. lovely, lovely quilt!

    and, yes, i was watching poldark. until the middle of season 2 when a certain character perished and everything just went downhill. i couldn't finish it up. but there's always season 1 to rewatch and revel in!


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