I've got two more finished tops to share today!
I love using white in my quilts, it just makes the fabrics pop. It looks so clean and fresh. I got tired of constantly running out to buy more white, so I just started buying it by the bolt. It is so nice to always have my white waiting for me. But then sometime in November I ran out, and the business of the holidays got in the way and my projects got pushed aside.
New year, new bolt and Ta-Da! Two more quilt tops done!
First up is this beauty.
I used Sherri McConnell's pattern Stars Over Iowa, from her book Fresh Family Traditions.
I had been hoarding some pretty Heather Ross fabrics and just knew this would be the perfect way to highlight all the cuteness. I added in a few more sweet pieces that I had and Voila!
Unicorns, strawberries, bees, horses,
mermaids, princesses, frogs... Could anything be better?
Looking at this quilt, you would think that I had a sweet little girl in mind as I made this. You would be wrong. I have 3 boys. This quilt is for the little girl in me. It makes me smile.
Next up, Miss Kate.
I originally intended for this quilt to be 10 x 10 blocks, but I like symmetry and wasn't happy with the 10 x 10 layout. I made it 9 x 9 and felt much better. So it is a little smaller than I originally intended but still pretty big at about 90 x 90. AND, now I have extra 16 patches to add to the back of the quilt.
I. Love. This. Fabric.
I Love red and aqua together - so bright and cheerful. And this pattern is so fun. I love how the 16 patches just float above that background pattern of squares!
I based this quilt on the Sunny Skies quilt over at Missouri Star. I made some changes to how I made the white and aqua squares as you can see. Instead of doing the easy corner triangles on two rectangular pieces like Jenny does, I made four half square triangles using the no waste method. I like to use every piece of my precious fabric. :)
I could just stare at this border fabric all day.
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