Green Coins

This was another single charm pack that I bought and then had no idea what to do with.  I saw all these ‘coin quilts’ online and thought they looked like a good way to show off the charms.  I cut the 5″ squares into a few different sizes to make the coin rows, and then bordered the rows with a solid fabric.  Originally I used a solid cream fabric, but I really hated how it looked.  It was really drab and washed out, so I put the top away and ignored it for awhile.

I recently got it back out and took it over to the quilt shop to see if I could find something to liven it up a bit.  I am a green gal, so this Me+You batik really fit the bill.  I ripped out the old cream rows and swapped in the green and wow, it really made a huge diffference!  I don’t even have a photo of the old cream – it was that bad.

From there I had to figure out how to quilt it.  I really wanted to do some flow-type quilting, so I settled on that for the green.  The coin rows took a bit more thought, but I found some inspiration on Pinterest.  I loaded her up and got going.

It took me a little while to get on a roll with the flow quilting, but eventually I got it looking like I wanted it to look.

I really like the lines, pebbles and switchbacks in the coin rows.

This is the completed quilt:

This is the detail of the back – the back looks really cool.

AND I got to use my new labels for the first time:

I used Isacord #6051 on the top and Bottom Line #614 in the bobbin, both are a light green.  It is really hard to see the green thread in the green rows, but overall I think it looks good.

I am really, really happy with how she came out.  I think my freehand long arm quilting is coming along!

 

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Green Coins was #3 on my Q2’17 FAL list, so I’m happy to link up with the Q2’17 FAL page

2 thoughts on “Green Coins

  1. Ann, I just love how you quilted this. So creative how you quilted the diagonal lines surrounded by pebbles and then all the swirls, paisleys and pebbles in the backgroud. And, I love that green batik too! Great job!

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