I worked very hard this week to complete my Shangri-La quilt so I could photograph it for the quilt festival. I wanted a vintage looking quilt for my living room and I thought the Garden Trellis quilt from Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicki Lintott combined with this fabric line would be a perfect compliment to my living room.
I love how it turned out. I think Shangi-la is my all time favorite fabric line to date. It is a Moda fabric line designed by 3 Sisters and I am so sad that I have almost none left in my stash but happy too that I get to enjoy it in my living room everyday.
I longarm quilted this one using the Mimosa pantograph (which I purchased from Canadian Longarm Supplies) designed by Patricia Ritter of Urban Elementz.
I used Fireside Minkee in chocolate for the backing and used Artic Cotton Bamboo for batting which makes for a gorgeous drape and a nice finished weight too! The quilting design looks awesome from the back too but it's hard to see on the photo.
I wasn't sure about the red binding but once I started handstitching it I was liking it. I didn't want to purchase more fabric and this fabric was from another of 3 Sisters fabric lines. I was originally going to bind in brown but I thought that would make for a boring back view. With the red the inner brown border really stands out and makes a great resting spot for the eyes.
I love how it looks here in the afternoon sun under my grapevine by the picket fence my husband installed this summer. We live on a city lot but I'm a country girl at heart and the picket fence just makes me happy when I look at it.
I hope you've enjoyed this view of my Quilt Festival entry. Make sure to head on over using the button on my right side bar to view all the other fabulous quilts showcased in the festival.