Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Finishing up!

To be honest, I haven't touched my sewing machine since last Thursday!  We spent the whole weekend enjoying family visiting from out of town ... and then the little guy and I spent all day yesterday recuperating!

I did manage to sneak out Thursday afternoon and get some shots of Pretty in Pink since we had a beautifully sunny afternoon.

It's hard to tell up against the fence, but I decided to use a chocolately-brown fabric for the binding (and the backing!) to ground the quilt a bit.  I didn't want it to be overwhelmingly pink!  This is my first scrappy(-ish) quilt and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  I tried really hard not to do any planning with my block placement so as to give the quilt a really random look.  I finally opted to do some straight-line quilting to frame the blocks in pink thread.

Just for fun, I'm linking up at Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday, to celebrate the finish!

Fresh Poppy Design

Be sure to check out all of the other yummy projects, including Heather & Megan's latest Moda Bake Shop table runner tutorial!

If you're interested in making your own version of my Pretty in Pink quilt, the pattern is now available in my etsy shop.  You can still receive 50% off of all patterns by using the coupon code JAN2012 before the end of the day.

Fabric requirements are: 
  • White-on-White Floral print: 2 yards
  • Various Pink and White Fat Quarters: at least 7 (sample used 12), or scraps totaling 1 + 3/4 yards
  • Brown and Pink Print (for Binding): 1/2 yards
The pattern includes step-by-step assembly instructions and color assembly diagrams!

I'm off to try and get some sewing done before my little one wakes up!  Happy Sewing!

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