But in order to write the Regatta Quilt pattern I knew I needed to make another one.
I actually had a lot of fun making this quilt again, since the first Regatta Quilt happened kind of accidentally.
This time I made it properly from start to finish following my own pattern.
I opted for Oakshott jelly rolls again, this time in an autumn colour palette, which I absolutely love!
Despite the non- water colours I opted for the same wavy line quilting as the original Regatta Quilt.
I'm very happy how it turned out, 2.5 years practice make big difference in the quilting!
Again I used the left over strips for the back, but this time I turned them vertical and added white and two colours oakshott for an interesting design.
I was actually surprised how well the horizontal wavy quilting lines go with the vertical strips of the back!
I also opted for the white binding since it makes the colours really stand out.
That applies for the back as well.
We took the photos at the recently finished 'Anneliese Brost Musik Forum Ruhr' in my home town, which has a beautiful brick facade and is a very well designed building next to an old church, which is now the entrance into the Forum.
We walked around the whole building complex and took some more photos in the winter sun.
The original Regatta Quilt I quilted with a blue-white variegated Aurifil thread. This time I opted for just plain white and it worked so well with all the different colours. Usually I quilt with 40wt Aurifil thread, but this time I used the 50wt Aurifil thread and achieved a very subtle texture.
I will give this quilt to my Dad, he loves autumn and he recently said to me that he would love to have a quilt. There is nothing better than giving a quilt to a beloved person who really appreciates all the effort that goes into making a quilt. In return I love to give comfort and warmth provided by a beautifully hand made quilt.
The free Regatta Quilt pattern is available on my blog here.
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