This month I started the embroideries for my new version of the Sundance quilt
in my Topiary collection for Blend Fabrics
! (Remember, this quilt was developed for BERNINA
so visit your local dealer to get instructions!) I was going to do the blue version but so many people voted for this pink version I was persuaded… (SKUs can be found in this post
I gathered together some threads I thought might work for the project. I wanted the blues and greens I used in the original quilt, but I also wanted to bring in some of the pink from my Topiary fabrics
. (The embroidery itself is done on 115.104.05.1 Everbloom Ivory from that collection
The first pass is the intricate scroll motifs - it is the most dominant part of the overall design. I chose to use Isacord 4610 Deep Aqua.
The second color is used for the blossom leaves. I chose 5730 Apple Greeen. It is nice and bright and will stand up well to the other strong colors in the quilt, I think.
The third pass is for the central motif and the fourth is for the blossoms. I opted to use Isacord 2152 Heather Pink for both.
After taking another look at my digital mockup at the top of this post, I decided to do the central embroidery a little differently and switch out the pinks and blues so that the pink was a little more dominant, since it will be surrounded by blue in the piecing. So I used the Heather Pink for the first pass, the green for the second, the Deep Aqua for the third, and 4740 Aquamarine for the fourth.
Early on I had decided to forego the little cornerstone flour de lis embroideries in favor of fussy-cutting the little Topiary
motifs from 115.104.01.1 Arbor Walk Light Pink. I loved the embroideries in the original but I just couldn't resist fussy-cutting the little garden motifs from this collection!
I carefully cut around the bigger motifs in the same print, hoping to use them for another project. Any suggestions?
Next month I'll begin piecing my first blocks. I can't wait! (If you are sewing along don't forget to post on Instagram using #berninausa #sundancequilt.) Happy quilting!
Labels: Bernina, Bernina 780, Blend Fabrics, Topiary