Whew! Okie dokie, time to share my latest quilt. My husband saw this one and let me know that if I was going for the "unicorns and cotton candy" look, I nailed it, haha! Even though this one isn't Christmassy at all, I couldn't help giving a little nod to the season by naming it Sugar Plum Fairy.
I had a couple of quilty victories on this one, and the first is that I managed to use up so many pinks and purples that had just been sitting in my stash. Between purchasing several on sale and having a few gifted to me, there was quite a chunk of them in my cabinet, and I really put a dent in them.
The best little victory on this quilt though, is the quilting motif. I tried my hand a free motion flowers for the first time. It took me a little while to get into the groove, and I really had to learn how to not quilt myself into a corner, but overall, I'm pleased with the result. I'll be using this motif again for sure.
With all of the soft, sweet colors, I thought this one needed a binding with some pop. The hot pink polkadots are the perfect frame for it.
I enjoyed making this pattern a lot, and I think I'll definitely be using it with other palettes. For those of you that asked, I made a couple of block diagrams as a little tutorial so you can see the measurements I used. It is a quick block that makes an easy and cute quilt !
(Diagrams are NOT to scale!)
Let me know if you decide to give it a try!
Alright! Check out some of my favorite projects from last weeks linkup! There is so much movement in this awesome quilt by Dawn Chorus Studio!
Deb at New Creative State shared this lovely quilt, and at first glance on the thumbnail, I thought it was just a finished top. The colors against the dark background almost look like they're lit from behind. So cool!
and lastly, this oh so adorable pincushion is from Jayne at Twiggy and Opal. Those are some teeny tiny pieces. I can't even.
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