Thursday, September 23, 2021

Fading charms from Wedding Dress Blue, quilt completed

Fading Charms
88 inches square

This lovely pattern is from Deanna's Wedding Dress Blue quilt blog. Her tutorial is here:

You can read about how I made it, with my variations here:

I like how the fading is not just from Deanna's pattern of spacing the squares. It also is from my using grey/taupe leaning patches scattered in the patchwork that melt a bit into the solid.
It is a difficult quilt to photograph from a distance. Below in close-ups you can see more of the contrast.

Many of the 2 1/2 inch cut squares are from my quilting small group. We shared squares in a Covid round robin by mail during the year we could not meet because of the quarantine. We have been meeting outdoors for the past few months and plan to go back to zoom when the weather no longer permits that.
Beautifully quilted by Sue Divarco. I used a wool batt.

Note a Dr Fauci square near the top