It’s confirmed. This Amalfi buffalo check quilt is a timeless beauty that would look good in any colour combo – especially this fabric from Cotton + Steel! For more evidence of this, you can see the OTHER quilt that I created using C+S fabric in a buffalo check quilt pattern.
Of course, it helped that I used prints from the gorrrrrrrrgeous Amalfi line by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton + Steel. I chose the “Herb Garden” print in two different colourways (navy and cream), and set about stitching it up. Due to the magic of strip piecing, this little quilt came together in an afternoon. I love a quick finish!
I chose a navy and aqua print for the backing, and I love the unexpected pop of colour it gives. The front is so feminine, and the backing is darker and stronger.
For the binding, I chose a coral-coloured blender fabric that I had on hand. It’s the perfect compliment to the orangey-pink tones on the top. It is machine stitched to the front and back, and I feel like I have *finally* found a machine binding technique that is clean, durable, and precise. It has somehow taken me years to figure this out… Maybe it’s because I resisted the move to machine binding forever. I love to hand-stitch the binding, but it’s not practical time-wise. So I procrastinated for a LONG time before I tackled the challenge of mastering this task.
This was the very first project that I quilted using my new sewing machine. I am happy to report that the Janome 6700P is a DREAM MACHINE for straight-line quilting. It handled all three layers with ease, and every stitch turned out perfectly. This is in stark contrast to the hair-pulling experience that my old sewing machine gave me.
When I was running this quilt through the machine, I felt like a cartoon character who was rubbing their eyes in disbelief (wee-ooh, wee-ooh). I could not be-LIEVE how easily the Janome’s even feed foot pulled all the layers through, without a pucker or a bunch in sight. I realize that this is how a sewing machine is *supposed* to work, and that I should not be so impressed. BUT I AM! Now I want to quilt allllll the quilts, and even went digging through my closet to see if I could find any projects that needed quilting. Surprise: there were a few, and I’m looking forward to tackling them next!
It finishes at 39″ by 45″, which is the perfect size for cuddling, tummy time, or draping over a chair.
This Amalfi Buffalo Check Quilt is currently listed in my Etsy shop. If you would like to gift it to a loved one (or keep it for yourself!) you can find its complete listing details by clicking here.
This quilt has been sold, but you can see my other quilts for sale in my Etsy shop.
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