This lovely quilt was left with me a few weeks ago before our holiday (which feels like about a year ago now !!) so it was a bit longer than normal in my possession until quilted.
It is made by my good customer Nicola, from a moda range of fabrics by fig tree I believe, there are some gorgeous peachy colours. Nicola had set herself a stitchery challenge of completing a panel every night for about 35 nights, and made the sweet little stitched sayings which always add a special something to her quilts. Maybe one of these days I will get out my pearl cottons and have a go...
Nicola chose the Alfresco quilt design, and a peach coloured thread to blend best over the little stitchery panels so as not to over power them. In the case of a custom quilting job, these panels would more often than not be stitched around rather than over if that was my customers preference. Nicola does not mind her stitchery being quilted over, and we make sure to choose a subtle thread colour taking the background colour of the panels into account.
Her dark brown backing fabric shows the design up very well with the peach thread which looked great too.