Sunday, January 17, 2016
I love this quilt. I love the colors. I love the way the pattern swings and swings around. I love the way it worked so nicely to combine new yardage for the flowers on white, with scraps for the white flowers on dark. All the prints are Denyse Schmidt. I used Katie Jump Rope for the main flowers and misc. Schmidt scraps for the rest.
Wait, did I mention I love the results?
I followed the Chic Country quilt pattern even down to the block size and layout. The finished quilt top is a tad on the small size for my taste, but still big enough for one person to cuddle.
Heck, I even like the trimmings! This quilt did generate several hefty trimming piles due to the pattern plan, but it was worth it. In fact, I'm actually keen to start another Chic Country quilt, this time in a monochromatic color scheme. Can't think when that's happened before? Let's see if I feel the same when she's all quilted and bound too.
I'm going to miss staring at this work in progress from across my sewing table. My eyes want to wander all day in those light and dark circles like a kid on a playground.
p.s. You can find Katie Jump Rope in stock at these fine fabric shops: The Intrepid Thread, Fabricworm, Fat Quarter Shop and in Canada at Mad About Patchwork.