If ever there was a quilt to be awarded the "Hardest to Photograph" award, I do believe this one would be in the running! I've heard people complain before about not being able to accurately capture a fabric's color and to a certain degree I've experienced that, too. But this one is ridiculous. The colors are so much deeper and more vibrant and somehow not as harsh as what these pictures would have you believe.
I have recently fallen back in love with my solids, so there's a good chance you'll see more projects like this in the future. I had so much fun sketching this out and choosing fabrics that I very nearly made a 96" quilt! I really wanted to add another darker ring but once I realized that I really had no business making a quilt that large I talked myself down and used it as binding instead!
From the center out, the fabrics I used are: Kona Cheddar, Bella in Clementine, Kona Tomato, Kona Pomegranate, Kona Cerise, and Kona Berry for the binding. Hungry?
For the backing, I just pieced together some of my larger scraps in an awkward log-cabin fashion. You'll notice there is an odd color in there which I believe is another Bella solid, probably Berrylicious. It's a good one.
For the quilting, I just stitched in the ditch around the center star, then radiated out and echo quilted about every 2" using a hot pink thread. I'm really not sure what my plans are for this, but if I get some spare time today I may list it in the shop. Or, I might hang on to it...