Thank you so much for your kind comments (and even tears!) following my last post. I am so grateful for this online community and for your cheering on my Charlotte in her journey.
Today I want to show you a quilt finish that is long overdue. I started this quilt over a year ago. It was the project that kept getting pushed to the side as other projects had actual due dates. Since this one was for me and my husband "just for fun," it did not really get priority.
It goes very well with this month's Le Challenge theme, "Mix," so I'm going to use that as a starting point for sharing about this.
When the Alexander Henry fabric that I used for backing was released, I just fell in love with it. Those skyscrapers and big flowers... they called to me. So I started with that print. And then I just bought this fabric and that fabric and used a bit from my stash.
I think this quilt fits so well under the "Mix" category because usually I don't mix designer fabrics so much. My default quilting style is to use just one fabric line or a few different lines but from the same designer. This quilt has prints from many different designers. There is some Denyse Schmidt, Joel Dewberry, Aneela Hoey, V. & Co., and Lizzy House, among others.
This quilt measures about 72 x 72 inches. It was too big for me to quilt, so I was happy to send it off to Logan to quilt for me. She did the "square dance" pattern; same as on my Hashtag Glimma Quilt. (I don't like change...)
I have it folded and sitting at the foot of our bed. It is not big enough to have a "proper" drape, but I don't care. I love it, and it perfectly matches the Glimma plus pillow that sits at the head of the bed. More points for me for "mixing it up!"
I figure cute pictures of Charlotte never hurt, so here she is with Goldie again. I didn't plan her outfit, but she looks straight out of the eighties to me...
...Ready to record her first mix tape!
P.S. If you like the pattern, I used the measurements found here. But if you need a full tutorial on how to do this, I suggest the one from Film in the Fridge. It will be a different size block, but lovely results all the same.