The pattern was from April 2010 American Patchwork & Quilting magazine called Color Cues. A year ago I was fortunate to have won this bundle of wonderful colors of fat quarter solids from The Fat Quarter shop!! I was so very happy and almost immediately I knew that I would use them to make this quilt. I pulled out the brightest colors to use for this quilt.
I cut it out in January of this year and pieced most of the blocks while at retreat the end of January. Then, since I wasn't in a big hurry, I set it aside and moved onto other things-you know how that goes right? But, it is almost at the season I want to be using it, I figured setting it as my April goal would assure me that I get it done.
And here is what it looks like now at the end of the month! It was a very easy pattern to make and I love how it came out. Normally I would like to quilt it to bits, but since it will be on a bed I wanted it softer and more cuddly. Therefore, quilting an allover more open design made sense. So freehand one of my fun designs was a good choice. I used Quilters Dream Wool for the batting, Glide turquoise thread on top and So fine grey in the bobbin made for easy quilting and great tension. It has some really great texture because of the wool batting. If the sun would just shine I could get some better pictures, it has been gloomy and rainy all week here.
I leave you today with a pic of our wild plum blossoms-oh man they smell soooo good, wish I could send you all a wonderful scent too!
I hope everyone has met their monthly goal! I am pretty darn happy with myself as I have 3 queens that I finished up this year!! This one was totally start to finish, the other 2 were UFO's. Ahhhhh ;-)
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