I had the pleasure of making a teal Misty Mountains quilt in Art Gallery Fabrics. I simply love AGF, their fabrics are so soft and great to work with. For this version, I went with a more traditional approach, using variations of the same/similar color. As with other Misty Mountains quilts, I tried to go from darkest to lightest in my colors to give the illusion of mountains fading in the background.
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I used all Art Gallery solids for this baby teal Misty Mountains quilt, in the following colors:
- Color 1: Nocturnal
- Color 2: Mediterrano
- Color 3: Spruce
- Color 4: Ocean Waves
- Color 5: Tender Green
- Color 6: Icy Mint
- Background: Snow
- Binding: Fresh Water
- Backing: Squared Elements in Turquoise
For the quilting, I used 50 weight Aurifil Thread in an aqua colorway. I wanted the thread color to blend in a bit so this was a good choice. The quilting is still prominent on the darker colors of this baby Misty Mountains quilt, but it blends well with the light to mid toned fabrics. Had I used white, I think the thread would have stuck out too much on the dark fabrics.
I quilted this on my domestic machine using my walking foot. That’s right, this was done on my domestic machine, curves included! I started by creating a straight grid, then went back in to add the curved “peels”. Having the grid in place first meant that it was much easier to create the curved lines, the grid acted as the guide.
I’ve got a tutorial teaching how to do walking foot curves!
One of my favorite thing about baby quilts is their size. Because they are smaller, I’m able to experiment with colors or quilting. I’m able to see if something is going to work or if I enjoy it before I dedicate a lot of time and resources to a throw size quilt. This teal Misty Mountains quilt was a great example of that. I pushed my comfort zone with thread color and tried a different quilting method.
Spoiler alert! I loved both the thread and the quilting method, and I went on to quilt several more throw size quilts with walking foot curves! They’re so much fun!