Last year I had participated in the Supernova Friendship Swap hosted by Stephanie of Late Night Quilter with Heather from Quilts in the Queue.
We first started by picking out a color palette and narrowing down the fabric choices. Both of us decided to only use fabric from our stash. 10 months later both of us had 9 blocks for the front and 1 for the back. Then came the hard part. I could not decide which block to use on the back. I loved all the blocks. Also I envisioned myself curled up on the couch under this quilt and it wasn't long enough to cover my toes. So I just had to make two more blocks to make it a little longer.
Once I put the quilt top together I just loved how it looked. Such a refreshing color palette. I added a 5 inch border around the quilt just to make it large enough to cover me. I like my toes warm. :)
I tried Dogwood quilting pattern by Elizabeth Hartman for the first time and like the texture it gives the quilt. I used the pieced blocks as a guideline for the quilting. So no marking required. A win-win.
I quilted straight lines on the border and used up the remaining fabric for a scrappy binding. I have become comfortable with machine binding and now I can use a 2 and 1/4 inch strip instead of a 2 and 1/2 inch strip. So much better.
For the back I mainly used Sprinkles fabric from Dear Stella Piper collection. The colors matched the front. In addition I had to add some Alexander Henry and Denyse Schmidt fabrics to complete the quilt back.
I was hoping to get outside for some good pictures, but it has been fairly rainy in Seattle lately and had to settle for the bright indoors. :(
It also got the quilt inspectors stamp of approval!
I think this is one of my favorite color palettes and may perhaps look into making another quilt in the same colors someday. One more WIP done and I am so happy that this one will be reminding me of a quilty friend every time I use it.