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Before I took two weeks off from work in June, I sent multiple finished quilts tops off to Kaitlyn of Knot + Thread Designs for quilting. The one that I was most anxiously awaiting its return to me was this Warp & Weft Jawbreaker Quilt. If you haven't read up yet, I wrote a blogpost all about this quilt, PLUS a tutorial on how to use all FQs using my Jawbreaker Quilt Pattern.
Here is the finished quilt top as a reminder:
Warp & Weft is a beautiful line of all woven fabrics by Alexia for Ruby Star Society. It has been SO popular that Moda is doing a second production of it which basically never happens. If you have had your eye on this collection but it sold out so quickly, look for stores starting to take preorders again. I think this second run is shipping to stores end of this year.
I paired Warp & Weft FQs with some Speckled FQs to create this entire palette. The movement and variety in color depth makes me LOVE this quilt. Flying geese create movement no matter what in a quilt - one reason I love them. But, add in this color palette and these butter soft fabrics and it's magic!
I went back and forth on what quilting design I wanted to use for this quilt. I didn't want it to distract from the fabric or be too simple. It can be hard to find the right balance between quilt top design, fabric play AND quilting design. After going back and forth, we landed on this quilt panto called Hit the Deck by Karen Hogan. It creates such a fun texture on top of the already amazing texture of the fabric.
I also chose a fun light peach Bella Solid for the binding of the quilt and used Deep Rose by Kona Cotton for the backing.
Since quarantine, Amy has been shooting my quilts solo in her house and somehow she keeps finding new spots to take photos! Her husband made this daybed for her son recently and it was the perfect staging area for this quilt.
Is this not the perfect color cushion for this quilt?! Also, I cannot for the life of me decide on a favorite section of this quilt. Everytime I think I found one, my eye moves to the next one and then I love that one more.
You can really see the quilting on these next series of photos. It is fun to see where the lines look like straight line quilting and then suddenly you see a little point burst and change in direction.
Everything about this color palette makes me feel warm, cozy, peaceful, loved, held. What else could I want in a quilt? I haven't decided what I am doing with this quilt but I REALLY think I may keep it.
As I am uploading these pictures one by one into this post, I just keep seeing the mix of warm and cool tones, with subtle woven changes in fabric design. I think that is what I love most about this quilt. Also, that I used my FQ Tutorial Hack to have more of each piece of fabric shown. The original Jawbreaker pattern utilizes yardage for the inside flying geese but sometimes you just want to use FQs and have a quicker make. I am so happy I get to see more of this fabric in this quilt.
Okay, so, what do you think? Should I keep this one?