Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Eva "Package" Quilt

I finished piecing the top of what I refer to as my Eva "Package" quilt because it reminds me of a wrapped present.  I love how it turned out.
This was an on the whim project.  I got together with my aunt to work on a quilt made with Hawaiian fabrics that we both got on our own trips to Hawaii, but it just wasn't working out, so we went to a LQS that was having a sale on fat quarters.  I got the fat quarters for $1.50 each when this line just came out, which was awesome.

Now the biggest question is what thread to use for the quilting.  I tried out a King Tut thread that I had on hand.

I think it works OK, but I'm not sure about the light pink fabric with the thread.  The light pink appears the least in the quilt.  There's so much variation in value in the quilt that if I go with one thread it's going to contrast with one fabric.  I was thinking of doing a simple all over pattern on this quilt, so I don't really want to switch threads.  But will I be unhappy if I don't switch thread?  I just don't know.  I think this is going to be one of the quilt tops that I have to ponder about a bit.  I'll probably bring this with me to the Lowell Quilt Festival in two weeks to see if I can find a better thread to match, if not, I might go with this one.



  1. It's a beautiful quilt Barb! I love King Tut but the variegated thread is hard to match up to fabrics.

  2. Not sure about the thread either, but your quilt looks awesome!!

  3. Ijust completed a pinwheels quilt using Eva, I used a Superior Rainbows threat called Lime Squeeze, it worked a treat!

  4. Jen, what a beautiful quilt. I love the colors. How about a varigated thread?