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.
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 🦜)
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.
84” x 84” inches
Quilt started: March 2019
Quilt finished: August 2019
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
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.
We took some videos and photos using a drone, and the quilts are so awesome, I almost cried!
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 ❤️.
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