Yah! I'm so excited to have Mr. Jones finally finished.
The quilt was practically finished, only the binding left, when I received my deadline for my book. And, unfortunately as close as it was to being finished, I had to set in aside to meet my deadline. Seems silly right? (You shoulda seen the deadline!)
This pattern and fabric (Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt - my favorite line) reminded me of the polyester crazy quilts. Hence the name Mr. Jones, who wishes to be someone more funky.... So, for the quilting, I wanted to add more color (MOAR!).
I used several colors of Aurifil thread I had on hand. They didn't necessarily match, but they are so subtle they didn't not match.
I started by quilting half of it in gray and then filled in the rest of the quilting with the other colors. The colors are a bit too subtle. If I had it to do again, I would have used more color. Maybe 30% gray and the rest color? And/ Or I would have used thicker thread for the colors.
Overall, I love the idea of using different colored threads and will likely use this technique in the future.
Even though Mr. Jones was unfinished, it was not put away but put into use because of its fabulousness. (Have you ever used a quilt that wasn't bound? ) The main reason being the super cozy corduroy fabric I used for the back. It's the best! In the future I will definitely invest in cozy backings for quilts. Divine!
And of course I had to use a scrappy binding. You know for MOAR color. :)
And, look for a tutorial for this quilt in the near future!
Thank you so much for stopping by!