I finally finished this second variation of my Linework Quilt a few weeks ago! It was the perfect little quilt to give to my cousin who is expecting her first baby boy. Paper pieced string quilts like this one aren't exactly the quickest to put together, but I know my cousin appreciates the effort!
The quilt is made from a mix of Indigo fabrics that I had picked up last year at Stitch Supply Co. Lots of them are from Cotton + Steel's first Bluebird collection, but there are also some Alison Glass Handcrafted Indigo prints and a few Leah Duncan prints sprinkled in as well. I also used one of my hand dyed shibori indigo prints that I made during my summer retreat last year! I love mixing prints from lots of different collections!
I tested out the new Cotton + Steel thread from Sulky while quilting this one, and I have to say I'm pretty impressed! I am kind of an Aurifil snob but I found the Cotton + Steel thread to be just as good. Not a ton of lint, no problems with my machine or breakage even when quilting pretty fast and I liked using it for handstitching the binding on too! I quilted using straight lines in a small grid pattern, which is a nice contrast from all the on point blocks!
The back is this awesome octopus print from Bluebird. It's so vibrant and cute and I love the way it looks against the front!
The binding is another C+S print from Cookie Book. Naturally, I was stitching it on about 5 minutes before the baby shower started, I need to get better about that! Thankfully my cousin let me borrow the quilt again after she opened it to take some photos!
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