Diaspora quilt, Pattern testing for the first time

Diaspora quilt, Pattern testing for the first time

Most of you already know a lot of details for the Diaspora quilt, especially if you are following me on Instagram, or if you’ve read the previous WIP post that was posted almost a year ago!!! Well some more pictures and details about the quilt process will follow in this post.

Pachy’s designs are unique and really easy to follow, I highly recommend any of her patterns. You can find them at PSB Quilts.

Quilt Process

I chose to make this quilt using solid fabrics, I was just getting into the solids phase (💌 that has not ended yet!). So the main decision was the background fabric. And the rest came along.

I did some mockups in Illustrator and the winner was SAGE. I chose Kona Sage for my background fabric, and it was a hit!

From the beginning, this quilt was meant to be gifted to some of my best-friends-in-the-world. And I guess they enjoyed it as much as I did when making it! (you can see their faces below 🦜)

Machine quilting

Just straight stitching and only vertically (or horizontally?!). This type of quilting lets the quilt breathe, and gives some extra “puffiness” to the whole outcome.

Orestis didn't want to let it go...
Quilt Dimensions

84” x 84” inches

Dates

Quilt started: March 2019

Quilt finished: August 2019

Materials

Fabrics Used

Mini chimes orchid, Lagoon by Rashida Coleman-Hale, Cotton & Steel
Kona Cotton Sage
Kona Cotton Cedar
Kona Cotton Midnight
Kona Cotton Lingerie

Kona Cotton Coral

Kona Cotton Caramel

Kona Cotton Salmon

Kona Cotton Tomato
Kona Cotton White
Backing: Various Kona cottons

Binding: Black and White striped

Batting: 100% cotton

Pattern Used

Diaspora quilt by PSB quilts. This pattern is dedicated to the ones that had to leave and dream of coming home. It is part of a pattern series that Pachy is releasing, that are all inspired by her country Venezuela.

Drone shot of the backing of the quilt

We took some videos and photos using a drone, and the quilts are so awesome, I almost cried!

Packaging

The packaging was a challenge for this big quilt. I wanted a B I G box to fit the quilt in, and also to gift it in a really chic way. So again IKEA, the all-solution place.

I found the STUK series, that are polyester clothing boxes, and the ultimate size was available: 71 x 51 x 18 cm. The perfect packaging for a large quilt.

As for the quilt label, I knew I had to make something special. And I printed my label in my home printer using freezer paper, and perfection! I hope you like it ❤️.

Thank you for reading!

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5 Comments
inquiringquilter
March 4, 2020 4:16 am

Really love this. I had a longer comment but it said it was spam so I’ll just say how wonderful your quilt is. Thanks for sharing it!

inquiringquilter
March 4, 2020 4:14 am

So much to love here! Your color choices are wonderful. The solids let the design really shine. Love, love that striped binding! The quilting is simple and modern and just perfect for the quilt. But I really love the photo shoot, seeing the quilt in so many different ways. Congratulations on a great finish! Thanks for sharing this on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Frédérique
February 28, 2020 4:56 pm

Amazing photos for a wondeful quilt!

Marsha Cooper
February 27, 2020 11:21 am

Beautiful quilt all the way around! So large and so colorful.

Marsha Cooper
February 27, 2020 11:19 am

That is an awesome quilt with great colors! I’m afraid of heights and my heart skipped a beat or 2 on the aerial photos and the one with it way up over the balcony.

Love to read your comments!