This little quilt top was finished Wednesday night. I thought for sure I'd have some decent lighting for pictures by today. Well there was plenty of good lighting I just wasn't home to take advantage of it. So we'll just make the best of the situation. The first two groups of photos will be before and afters. The pictures will show that I'm a better quilter than photographer .
This is a quick and easy quilt. I've no doubt that the top could be made in a day. It has minimal applique that's super fast to do. A great quilt for a first time appliquer. Doing raw edge applique made it easy but it could also be made with traditional applique methods.
The Moda Charm pack, 30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet had just the right mix of colors.
The Butter yardage by Robert Kaufman added background color without being to bold, and the Kona White inner border was perfect for not taking away from the blooms, it reminds me of a white picket fence. Of course you don't need a charm pack to make a charm pack pattern. Scraps work great too. Or it could be made more traditionally with all the blocks in the same prints.
There's a real challenge when making a quilt from precuts. A lot more planning to make sure you'll have enough fabric. So when this one ended up having just a smidgen of scrap a little happy dance took place!
The free pattern will be posted in a couple of days, if you want one. So who's up for another freebie?
Hopefully while finishing up the pattern, there will be a quilting design epiphany. Maybe I'll use the Bailey Home Quilter this time. She's been sitting idle for about 6 months. Everything has been quilted using the Domestic machine since January, just to keep things simple. There's an urge to be a little more creative with my quilting again.
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It