Hello, friends. I'm not sure how to get started with this post! It's been quite a while since I posted anything here. I don't have any detailed explanation, just that this blog has had to take a back seat with everything else going on in life! Earlier this year I've had two patterns published with Cut Loose Press and am exploring the possibilities writing more quilt patterns. It has been very interesting, and I have a lot to learn. So I'll be sharing more of that in the future. I made this quilt for my son Jakob, and it seems to have taken forever to finish. It's already been used and washed a couple of times. Showing it to the world is long overdue!
Back in 2014 (holy cow 5 years ago!) this was a block of the month pattern by Ann Marie Chaney. It is now available for purchase on her site here. I wanted to make this quilt because I thought the block setting was so different and interesting. I also loved the idea of the "vice versa" - 2 blocks of each pattern, one with the color in the background, one with the color in the foreground. You can see some of them paired above. More details can be found in my original post about this quilt.
I quilted this one with an edge-to-edge design called Aquarius. It seems perfect for the quilt and the beach theme that inspired Jakob's color choices. I'll share a couple more photos...
That kitty loves to help take pictures! Overall I am really happy with the way this quilt turned out. The instructions were well written, but I have to admit that one of the blocks would not come out to the correct size no matter how many times I re-did the math and tried to fix it. So I decided to eliminate it from the quilt and found a different block to replace it with. I'm so glad it is done after 5 years, and Jakob uses it on his bed every night!
Today I needed some quilt shop therapy, so I went to the Little Foot Quilt Shoppe and got myself a present - this new book and a piece of orange fabric. I'm going to make a little project, maybe I'll show you next week.
Thanks for coming back to visit! Happy quilting!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!