This latest finished flimsy of mine is all about the voile - Heather Ross' new Sleeping Porch voile that is! Her prints are busy, but I like the overall aesthetic. The whirl of flora and fauna reminds me of running through a field of wildflowers. All those warm yellows, peaches, and greens evoke hazy days, dusty yarrows and the buzz of cicadas. Plus, the moths - that purple print is my absolute favorite!
I'd only sewn with voile once before, and searched for tips before I dove in. I ended up using a Micro-Tex needle and pinning like crazy, and despite how slippery it still seemed, almost all my seams matched up just fine. (But given the lazy summer afternoon of the fabric, I think a mismatched seam or two would kinda fit right in!)
If you'd like to create your own summer sunshiny rainbow Meadow Walk throw, download the free PDF pattern using the Craftsy link below. If you make it, I'd love to see your finish - share with the hashtag #meadowwalkquilt so we can admire it!
I'm waiting on some more voile to arrive to piece the backing and get this quilted. I'm thinking of using a silk batting and minimal quilting to keep with the airy, summer feel of the fabric. In the meantime, I'm curious: have you quilted with voile before? Do you have any good tips of your own to share for taming it under the needle?
Quilt flimsy stats: Finished size 60" x 60"
Pattern: Meadow Walk Throw Quilt by Sarah Nunes @BerryBarnDesigns
Fabric: Sleeping Porch by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics
Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. 5021