Thursday, July 12, 2018

Florabunda Finish: A Plan B Life

I was supposed to go to New York City this week, but some weird side effects from one of my medications kept me home instead.  I wanted to turn that negative into a positive, so I spent my extra time at home finishing the quilting and binding on my Florabunda A La Mode quilt.

My new 2" Ribbon Candy Stencil is a perfect fit for this quilt.

I threaded my Handi Quilter Stitch 710 machine with FabuLux First Love thread and set to work.

 I love the high contrast between the black background and Melanie Testa's Florabunda fabrics.

If you look closer, though, you'll find that there's some color hiding in the plain black fabric:

I was surprised when I discovered that this particular blend of teal, hot pink, and royal purple thread only shows up on black when you look closely.  Who knew?

Now we both do.

This wasn't a bad Plan B for a sick day.

Do you try to redeem lost days?  As quilters, quilting can fill up the vacant spaces quite nicely!


Pamela Arbour said...

Love the colors and the thread was just perfect! I am chasing a squirrel this week and started my second A La Mode quilt. I had won some Windham fabrci called "Tall Ships" and have been in a quandary since January 2017 as to how to make it. After I made my first A La Mode quilt, I knew how I needed to make this one! This time I will take pictures before I give it away!

สวยพี่สวย said...

She made a great quilt with your pattern.