My version of this pattern, found in Elizabeth Hartman’s Practical Guide to Patchwork, was dictated by a fabric I used on the back. The recipient of this quilt is a librarian, and I could not resist splurging on some of Heather Givans’ Overdue print ...
The shades of periwinkle, aqua, teal, and berry that I pulled from the back were not my usual palette, but I had a surprising amount in my scraps and stash. It felt great to put those jewel tones to good use. The fabric deficits that remained were made up by friends who dug into their own scraps for me.
I quilted this project using the Prostitcher at my local quilt shop. It was my second time using a pantograph on the longarm, and everything went OK, although the quilting design I chose at this density required me to change the bobbin a dozen times. (Bleck.)
There are so many great fabrics in this quilt, including long-cherished prints from Catnap by Lizzy House and Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander.
I’m thrilled to add that this is one of my Q2 Finish-A-Long goals. : )
Linking up to Oh Scrap! ...
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My apologies to those of you who visited last week only to realize that the Beauties Pageant wasn’t happening. I was attending a local Special Olympics event instead of bragging about my own scrappy finish. (For the record, the games were a big, wet bust. My athlete would have nothing to do with the rain!) But the pageant is back today, and we’re all waiting to see this week’s participants!
The pageant rules are simple:
- Post your finish in the linky tool. (No links to your own giveaway or linky, please!)
- Point your readers back here with a text link or use the button above.
- Visit and comment on other participants’ finishes.