My love affair with Chicopee has been well documented. I think it’s the best line Denyse Schmidt has ever made, even though she still has time to top it. I’ve already made quite a few projects with Chicopee, but when it was time to cut fabric for my Bee blocks through the NJMQG, I knew I wanted a quilt in Chicopee. I went back and forth between projects, and took forever to decide on a design. However, I’m so glad that I made the final choice that I made. This quilt means so much to me for many reasons. I love having blocks that are made by so many women who I have loved getting to know through our guild. They have seen me grow from my first block and I love that I’ll always have these memories. Then, there’s the Chicopee. Finally, I swore off flying geese after I made my first quilt (which is still unfinished) because I hated them and they gave me such problems. Now I’ve got this.
(What, you don’t take photos after guild when the sun’s almost gone…?)
Obsessed with this straight line quilting. I feel like celebrating that I’ve finally come around to not being ashamed that I don’t FMQ fabulous designs – and that I can be just as proud of quilting straight lines. I used to feel like I had to apologize for that! Hahah, all self-induced, of course.
(I know you’re checking out that cerise binding!
I’m so glad that I used corduroy for the back – it is so soft!
One more, just because I love the binding and the perfect corners!
It’s final resting place:
Thank you to the ladies who contributed blocks, thank you to the friends who answered many emails about my process of making this, and thank you to Denyse Schmidt for making the most beautiful fabric line ever – this fabric totally inspired me to start quilting.