My Coralie Quilt is finally done! My favorite thing about this quilt is how simple it looks at first glance, but all the precious details you find when you look close. The quilt top actually sewed up rather quickly, but I took nearly a month to add all the details I am sharing below (scroll to the bottom for all the details in outline form). The plan is to use this one in the nursery for our baby girl due in May, so I didn’t mind slowing down to make it extra special.
I wanted a simple and delicate look, so I chose a white background with a variety of pink and purple fabrics for the stars. I chose mostly low and medium volumes, but did throw in a few darker shades for interest.
Because we are using this quilt in the nursery, I resized it from a throw size to a crib size. I did this by removing a few rows and blocks. My version ended up as 47x 50 with 7 Lemoyne Stars and 6 Sawtooth Stars.
When it came time to quilt, I again went with simple. I used a ruler and hera marker for straight line quilting spaced 2 inches apart. Next I embellished each star with some hand quilting using Aurfil Floss. This is the only thing I would do differently next time! I chose a soft pink color that did not stand out on purpose, but I do wish it was a little more visible. Next time, I would use a bolder color thread but would have embroidered the stitches onto the top before quilting so that they would not clash with the backing fabric.
My last and maybe favorite detail is the binding. I always finish quilts by hand but this time created my own criss-cross stitch pattern and I love how it came out!
Here are all the details:
Pattern: Coralie Quilt by Liza Taylor Handmade (I resized to 47×50)
Star Fabrics: (As photographed above) Kona in Foxglove; Cozy Ditzy in Plum; Pure Solids in Dried Roses; Wildest Dreams in Burgundy; Pure Solids in Cinnamon; Stay Humble Foresta; Flecks in Ballerina; Sevenberry Petite Lawn Flowers in Pink; Tapestry Lace in Blush; Pure Solids in Blushing; Romance Novel in Hardcover; Pure Solids in Sweet Macadamia; Favorite Sweater in Dusty Pink
Background: Kona in Snow by Robert Kaufman
Backing: Fern and Fungus in Almond by Bonnie Christine
Binding: Art Gallery Pure Solids in Blushing
Batting: Hobb’s Heirloom Cotton Batting
Thread: Machine Quilting– Aurfil 50wt in White (2024) ; Hand Quilting– Aurfil Floss 12wt in Pale Pink (2410); Binding– DMC Pearl Cotton Size 8 in Cream