Good Monday morning sweet quilty friends! I'm so glad you've all stopped by for a visit. So grab a cuppa and a chair and stay awhile while I serve up some "Amour de Cerise".
She's such a sweet little quilt top measuring in at 69.5" square. Now I must admit that when it comes to Holiday prints I'm usually not a big fan, but when they're free you can't complain. It took awhile to gather up the courage to use them. It was fun challenging myself and getting out of the fabric comfort zone. You can read more about the fabrics and design here.
The low volume background....YUM! I think I've found a new love. Why was I so afraid low volume? It may be that sometimes as quilters we tend to over think the process instead of just letting it take on it's on life. By that I mean.... I was afraid the low volume prints wouldn't match up correctly when I started putting the blocks together. I only used 5 different low volume prints so a little planning went into each block, making sure I had a few different prints in each block.
My original plan for this quilt was to add applique in the border. After about two hours of quilt staring, planning and playing with ideas, the girls
(me, myself and I) decided it would make the quilt far to busy and that the quilting would need to speak for the borders.
There's just enough charms left to make a matching table runner. So later in the week I'll share a free pattern and a tutorial on how to use the Marti Michell Diagonal Set Triangle ruler. Until then if you want more quilty inspiration, hop on over to Judy's@Patchworktimes for a linky party.
Just one more picture, just because I like it!
TaTa Dear quilty friends! Happy Stitching!
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It