This was such a fun quilt to make, and I really enjoyed participating in my first quilting challenge at my LQS. We were to use at least 80% of a fat quarter of Country Girls by Tasha Noel and make something. I went into a lot more detail of my process in my last post.
I basically fussy cut the cute pictures and surrounded them by patchwork squares in aqua, green, and navy. I love that some are squares and some are rectangles.
I quilted it with my Tiara using a 4 inch long arm circle ruler. It was the perfect size circle for these 3 inch finished squares. I wanted the fussy cut shapes to stand out a little more, so I just quilted inside the squares/rectangles a quarter inch. That made it so all my quilting was continuous. The combination of mostly round with a little straight quilting is so cool.
The unexpected straight lines are fun even on the back.
I decided to call it "A Day in the Country" because of the fabrics used in the quilt. I used Country Girls by Tasha Noel and Daysail by Camille Roskelley.
The binding is the navy, green, and cream stripe from Daysail. It ties all the colors together so nicely.
The backing fabric is from Vintage Happy by Lori Holt.
The sun kept playing peek-a-boo behind the clouds while I was taking pictures. It made for an interesting photo shoot.
Just minutes after I took the picture above, I took the picture below.
What a difference the lighting made.
Quilt Stats #141
Quilt Name: A Day in the Country
Pattern: Patchwork with 3 inch finished squares and fussy cut pictures
Fabrics used: Country Girls, Daysail, Vintage Happy, Riley Blake Basics, and more
Amount used: 4.25 yards
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Size: About 39 x 48 inches
Date finished: May 2015
What I learned:
- I need to remember to include more blenders and not just prints. I had to go buy more coordinating fabrics because it was too busy.
- Quilt challenges are fun!
I am looking forward to getting my quilt back at the end of the month so I can hang it back up in my kitchen.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. Check them out to see what other quilters are making.