I'm so happy about this one!
The pattern was created by Carrie Nelson and it's called Gentle Art.
You can see it before quilting HERE.
It took me awhile to get from to start to finish, but now it's totally done.
I used a mix of at least three Bonnie and Camille fabric lines and it made this quilt so bright and cheerful I just didn't want to finish it.
It's one of my favorite quilts ever.
I wouldn't have thought that when I got started. Don't I say that a lot?
When I found this binding fabric at my LQS I knew it had to be on this quilt.
Of course, once I got home I did have my doubts.
I started wondering if a busy quilt like this could handle the stripes, but I went with it anyway and I'm so glad I did!
Did you notice that the stripes aren't really stripes? You can see them HERE.
They are kind of ovalish. Is that even a word?
I spent lots of time.......way too much time in fact........trying to cut the fabric so that you could only see stripes with no evidence of ovals, and it didn't work.
It freaked me out a bit.
The stripes on my binding were uneven. The horror!
I put it down for a bit.......okay, maybe longer than a bit........and then went back to it.
Lo and behold I decided I like the stripes, or ovals I guess, uneven all the way around the quilt.
I certainly didn't plan it that way, in fact I took great pains so it wouldn't happen, but it did and now I'm glad.
That's something else I've been saying a lot lately. I need to remember that when things are going "wrong".
For the quilting I used that wavy stitch that you've been seeing around.
I think it was perfect for this quilt. You can read more about it HERE if you're interested.
That wavy stitch is fun to do and there isn't a whole lot of thinking involved when you are quilting with it.
I kind of like that.
This quilt is bright, fun and cheerful!
Just what I needed for the beginning of Spring.
Oh, last, but not least the label!
I label every quilt and this one is no exception.
A sweet blog friend of mine just sent me tons of labels she found while attending a quilt show!
I was thrilled!
Labels can be difficult to find.
On this quilt I went with an extra block that didn't make it on the front, but it made the perfect label.
Now it's is totally finished just in time for Spring!