Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Texture Magic Tuesday/ Cafe Vienna Quilt

Many have asked if Texture Magic works well in large quilts, and the answer is yes! Annie Unrein and I worked together to design and create Cafe Vienna, showing how Texture Magic can easily be incorporated into the half square triangles.

We used the Vienna line of fabric from Timeless Treasures. I normally like bright happy colors but these rich colors and the prints really attracted me. I think it was the combination of silver and gray with the rusts and browns. The circular print used in the inner border and the center square was my favorite.

The pattern includes complete instructions for making this quilt in 2 different sizes.
The 75" X 90" Twin/ Full size uses 1 yard of Texture Magic.
The 93" X 108" Queen Quilt uses 1 1/2 yards of Texture Magic.
Custom cut yardage of Texture Magic can be ordered on our web site.

The pattern includes complete instructions for piecing and assembling the quilt, with an easy method for making half square triangles and flying geese to speed the process.

We texturized the nutmeg fabric in the background of the star blocks to add an eye-catching accent to these rich, bold prints. We tried to texturize several of these prints and it is the lighter, more plain fabrics that show the texturization. It gets lost in busy dark prints.
Cafe Vienna was ditched quilted with our MonoPoly invisible thread and quilted with King Tut #992 in the blocks and sashing, King Tut # 981 in the border and So Fine! #402 in the light background.
Our thanks to Judi Madsen of Green Fairy Quilts for expertly machine quilting Cafe Vienna.

1 comment:

  1. Hi all
    just a note on the Texture Fabric...WOW!!!!
    I'm usuing it on a quilt called "fat quarter floral throw." Just a few squares done with the texture fabric adds so much intrigue. This is a wonderful product.
    Sharon V.