A Quilter’s KD

It seems my On the Road to Spring quilt was a true harbinger of spring. Last week we had record-breaking temperatures of 27°C that beat the old record by10°. Alas, the heat wave has passed. On the plus side, I have a brand new quilt to cuddle under!

Last month I told you I had started  Randi’s quilt along and now it’s done.

I’m really pleased with the colours and fabrics and how easily it went together. The quilt is called A Quilter’s KD because the orange reminds me of the inorganic colour of Kraft Dinner cheese sauce and the rectangles are shaped like KD noodles. The backing is Robert Kaufman’s Pointillist Palette from the mid-1990s. Finished size: 50” x 60”.

A Quilter's KD, detail

My free-motion machine quilting skills don’t seem to transfer too well to anything larger than 2 feet square. Which is one of the reasons the quilt’s been washed already. If I could remember to keep from stitching the whole top together I would quilt the segments first, then sew it together; but a 30-year-old habit is difficult to break. Once a quilt top’s up on my design wall I just keep sewing till it’s done (or becomes a UFO).  And now, A Quilter’s KD is done, done, done.

A Quilter's KD, back