I have been working on this quilt for far too long; not because it was difficult, not because I didn't like it but just because something else would always jump in line ahead of it.
Well I'm happy to report I finally got it done, and I absolutely love how it turned out!
The pattern is Dilly Dally by Thimble Blossoms, fabric is Honey Honey by Kate Spain.
I chose roses as the quilting pattern, I had just enough left over scraps from the border to work it in the backing. The quilted roses show up so well on that beautiful solid fabric on the back.
This block is one of my favorites, something about the navy background with all those pretty flowers.
My next favorite, check out this tiny bee! These little bee's are scattered around the binding, just adorable!
I am now officially ready for spring to come, maybe if I lay this quilt out spring will come sooner??
I'm not sure why I haven't shared our Serenade quilt projects sooner, I'm in love with how quick and easy this quilt came together!
This quilt uses fat quarters and background fabric, it's a great stash buster. The pattern is from Large Block Quilts by Victoria L Eapen (I want to make every single pattern in this awesome book!). The fabric is Serenade by Kate Spain, she really has great fabrics doesn't she?!
We quilted it with a Chestnut Swirl pattern, one of my all time favorites! I love how the curves in the chestnuts really soften the squares, you should try it - you won't be disappointed!
We still have a great selection remaining if you're interested in making your own Serenade quilt!
There were a few scraps remaining from the Serenade quilt; and if you know anything about me, it's that I cannot let scraps go to waste. This is Puddle Jumping Mini by Thimble Blossoms, and it seriously only takes bits and pieces of fabric! Not a good stash buster, the pieces are so small you'll have no idea any of your scraps are even missing (unless of course you make a King size quilt, and in that case I want to bow at your feet)! Anyways, it's two great patterns from one great line!
Have you seen Kate Spain's new Christmas line Joy?? It has a sweet panel, that is actually a pretty good size measuring 36" x width of fabric. I just added on an outside border of 4" and it made a nice size throw. The "inner border" is actually part of the panel, making it even less work to only have to add one border!
These are a few of my favorite blocks in the panel.
I quilted it with an all over Christmas light design. This is probably the earliest I have ever finished a Christmas project!
I also made this adorable cinch bag. A very quick project that would be a perfect hostess gift filled with some goodies! I may have to remember that when in 5 months we start going to Christmas parties... yep, I said it, Christmas is 5 MONTHS away!!
Ok...so just saying "Fandango" is enough to get the creativity bubbling. When we first got the Fandango collection from Moda, we wondered what the name meant - so we google'd it (of course).
Once we started exploring through the the 12 prints from the collection that we are carrying, we knew that this was far from foolish or useless. (USELESS? Not a chance!)
Kate Spain and Moda's description tell it like it is:
Fun and festive meets handcrafted warmth and design in this earthen-inspired Fandango collection. A bright array of spicy detail and lively color mixed with slight Cocina charm, Fandango lets a little sun in to brighten up any project.
So let the sun shine, because Sprint is here and it's time to get to business! :)