How did you like that alliteration? Nerdy, I know. Fourth grade teachers have to get their laughs somehow. This quilt was quite an adventure. I bought the fabric, without a plan, drew it out on scrap paper, started cutting, realized I left out measurements, changed it up, trimmed a bit, added a few more inches, and ended up with one of my favorite quilts so far. Did I mention that cerise is not only a fabric in this beauty, but also the thread color? Need I say more?
I love the rich, jewel tone colors, the texture from the quilting, the binding colors, and the cows.
Let’s give it up for the cows, people.
I know that with this much negative space that I could have really gone to town with FMQing, but I felt like it was almost too much negative space to start with. I want to have fun on a few smaller projects first. Plus, I love how these lines play on the quilts design.
Can you go wrong with a back of Anna Maria Horner fabric and Kona Cotton solids? Exactly, you can’t. How have I not started hoarding her fabrics?
And, finally, the binding. I machine bound this using my method you can find here, and I just love how quickly I can bind a quilt.
I think choosing the binding fabric might be my favorite part of the creative process. What’s yours?
I’m linking this bad guy up to all the Friday parties, and I’m excited to start the year out strong with a finish. I’m also looking forward to joining in on the Year of Lovely Finishes this year, and I hope to reflect on my goals this weekend.
you can find this quilt in my new Etsy Shop. Yes, it’s open, folks!
Final Quilt Stats:
- Fabric: Various prints from Amy Butler’s Belle fabric line, Florence by Denyse Schmidt, Cerise and Navy Kona Cottons
- 64 inches x 78 inches
- Quilted on my Bernina 710
- Design: my own
I can’t wait to see what other finishes 2014 brings for us…