Pantone Quilt 2019 - Cabin Peaks in Living Coral
The pattern for this quilt, Cabin Peaks, is now available on my shop!
One of the things I have always hated about writing are introductions, so let’s jump right in shall we? I meant to share this quilt last week, but the truth is I barely finished my Living Coral Cabin Peaks quilt in time to enter it into the Pantone Quilt Challenge. Yikes.
Hopefully, it doesn’t become a thing because I also almost didn’t finish my quilt last year, hah. But onto this year’s quilt!
Initially, I wasn’t sure I’d join in this year’s challenge. Coral isn’t my favorite color (unlike purple), so at first, I just didn’t feel it. But as I organized my stash back in March I realized I have a lot of coral/peach fabric already in my stash, so why not join?
The next step was thinking of a design. I looked through my sketchbook and found this quarter cabin idea that had been rumbling about in my head for a while. Last year I did a modern take on a classic block, so it felt right to do another modern take on a classic block for this year’s challenge.
From the initial sketches and illustrator mockups, I knew I wanted at least one ombré/gradient version of this quilt idea, and I decided to make this one it - and I love the results.
For the quilting, I was originally going to mix machine and hand quilting, but after I basted it, I did something crazy and started hand quilting the whole thing. As of right now, only the white sections have quilting, but I will be adding quilting to the color sections as well.
And transparency’s sake let it be known my coral/peach stack isn’t any smaller. If anything it grew! After I did the math, a few block tests, and then more math, I ended up having to order more fabric to achieve the perfect gradient... oops haha.
For the pictures of the completed quilt, we hopped on the car and after a quick 10-minute drive, took a walk around the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. It's a gorgeous place and I honestly cannot wait to go back! That gorgeous white barn will, for sure, be making another appearance in my quilt photos!