Colours of Happiness #13: on to the centre

In the end, the quilting design for the centre was an easy choice.

As you can hopefully see, I’m keeping it simple and quilting diamonds in all the starburst squares, a bit more ‘sparkle’ for an already eye-catching arrangement of colour. As luck would have it, the design is one where I can quilt long continuous lines rather than stitch each diamond individually, which cuts the time it takes almost in half.

I used the same process on the final long side panel; I wasn’t sure if the fish-scale design would be quicker quilted diagonally or horizontally. Turns out diagonally is faster on this pattern too, and produces a very neat result. Something to remember for another time… And the Peace cornerstone is done too. So the ‘recipe’ for Happiness is finished as well: Family, Love, Prosperity, Peace.

Once the centre’s done, I have to trim out all the pieces and make the joining strips. They’ll be pink on the front and orange on the back, to match the backing colour so they disappear as much as possible. Still not sure about the binding colour, but there’s time enough to decide about that. Any thoughts on the subject, Vera my lovely? What colours do you think would work? I don’t promise to use any of them, but all suggestions are gratefully received 🙂

Almost time to swap quilting colours; I still have my BM&I post to do for the end of the month!

34 thoughts on “Colours of Happiness #13: on to the centre

  1. You go with your instincts my friend… every bit is as gorgeous as the last and I can’t wait to get my hands on this 😍

  2. Another masterpiece made with unbelievable thought and care ❤

  3. nanacathy2 says:

    It is truly beautiful.

  4. That’s a beautiful quilt 🙂

  5. craftycreeky says:

    It’s going to be stunning 🙂

  6. rutigt says:

    I guess the right color will come to you when you get there. The quilting pattern did, so right!!!!

  7. So many colours to choose from for the binding. Beautiful quilting as usual.

  8. Oh Kate! These colors just sing to my heart! I love warm oranges and pinks❤️. I think the little Dresden plate in the corner is such a nice touch. You always are so inspiring. As far as future colors— keep them warm and bright and you can’t go wrong ❤️❤️😊

    • katechiconi says:

      I think it won’t be possible to choose the binding colour till I see it all put together. At that point, the quilt will know what it wants, and will let me know 🙂

  9. Joanne S says:

    I really like the contrast of oranges with the pinks. I am positive that this will turn out to be a beautiful quilt!

  10. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    I’m looking forward to see the end product !!

  11. tialys says:

    Definitely wait until it’s all together on the design wall and you can have a ‘squint’.

  12. claire93 says:

    I can see some green binding, but then green is one of my favourite colours ^^

  13. Terri says:

    Your quilting is so beautiful. I would never have thought of mixing the pink and oranges together, but it’s such a nice combination with the greens that the total affect is wonderful!

    • katechiconi says:

      The colour palette is a lot brighter and ‘hotter’ than my normal choices, but I’m having such fun with it. I’m really enjoying the quilting, perhaps a little too much, as I’m wearing holes in my fingers… I’m considering a green binding for the finished quilt, but I’ll wait and see what the quilt wants 🙂

  14. Dayphoto says:

    I have liked everything you make, but this one makes me sing!

  15. rosejasm says:

    Just lovely!
    You are very speedy with your projects x

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