I am really super happy with the way it turned out. I am not sure these pictures do it justice but you'll get the idea :)
The pattern is called Eye Fooler by Spruce Creek Designs. I began this quilt in a class at the Utah Quilt Guild's Quilt Fest a few years ago. I used reproduction fabrics from my Dear Jane stash (don't worry I still have plenty of fabric to finish my DJ quilt!) I really like the very scrappy, rather old-fashioned look. The placing of the white/light shirting fabrics gives the illusion of some curved piecing but all of the seams are straight stitched.
I used Quilter's Dream Request batting which is their lightest weight batting and I love it! It feels very soft and drapes very nicely. I tend to over quilt and the bed quilts can be a little stiff, but this one is pretty nice :)
It is all machine quilted. I quilted a large feather in the lighter areas and a stipple variation inside the "circle". I used Superior's King Tut thread in a light tan variegated for the feathers and a darker tan variegated for the stippling. In the border I used a blue/gray King Tut and did sort of a wavy cross- hatch pattern.
And then I held my breath, put the whole thing in my washing machine, along with a couple of Shout Color Catchers and a cap full of Retain and I washed it! Phew! The fabrics were all color-fast and the washing and partial drying really softened the quilt up. Here I have it pinned out on my floor to block it.
It is nice to have it finished and I hope they enjoy using it!
Now I have a baby quilt I need to make - for someone else!
Have a great day and go buy some peaches!