The Cirrus Solids quilt
When I heard that my friends at Cloud 9 Fabrics were launching their own line of solids, I was so psyched to see what they’d be like. But when they asked me to turn one of Michelle’s quilt designs into reality (and get my hands on some of the Cirrus Solids a little early), it was just a dream come true.
Meet the Cirrus Solids quilt, my biggest quilt to date. At 72″ by 90″, it’s twin-sized, and whoo-ee was that a workout to manage on my home machine. But what a great result. It’s heavy and warm and so, so, so soft. The fabric itself is a vibrant yarn dye, in a palette that showcases brights, muted tones and a range of neutrals in all their gorgeous depth.
I used the Hex n More ruler for the half-hexies in the 8-inch size. (I love how the ruler snips the corners for precise piecing.) In quilting the quilt, I opted to choose a focal point and have angles point to that one spot. I chose the flower in “Sprout” with the “Rain” center.
Fun and cozy and bright and soft.
Gorgeous saturated colours! Using half hexies works just fine when your colours are solid, and it makes piecing a hexie quilt so much faster because you can do it by machine. I’ll always be a fan of the slow hand stitched and EPP way, but it makes completing a quilt this size a lot slower!
Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see it at Market.
It’s so beautiful!! How do you finish things so quickly!?!?! You’re amazing!
Sooo pretty! The quilting is brilliant. You are a superstar!
Wow the colors are gorgeous! Love this!
i really love this quilt. so much. teach me!!!!