Last month Westminster Fibers/Free Spirit sent me this stack of Loulouthi voiles to play with (thank you!), and I happily whipped up a quilt with them.
For the front, I used an almost whole cloth method as I loved that citrusy floral print and the way the pale blue solid framed the field of flowers.
A little free-motion quilting and wha-la!
This quilt is the perfect summer weight as it is so light and airy. No matter what the weather, I like a cover when on the couch or reading on my bed and this is the perfect quilt for doing just that.
Little Folks voiles for a quilt for me. I think it would be perfect on the end of our bed.
Here are some thoughts and things to know about sewing with voiles:
- Voiles are buttery soft, a little sheer and very light-weight.
- They would make heavenly pillowcases, and I am thinking of using voile for my Tova tunic.
- I didn't find that I needed to pin any more than usual when piecing, which was a relief. Pinning = not my fave.
- It did seem a bit slippery when sewing on the binding but that was it.
- I quilted as I normally would but did change to a new needle first.
- You can read more about voiles from Anna Maria Horner.
So what about you? Have you sewn with voiles before? What did you think? If not, have I convinced you yet?