Color Me Retro collection at Fall Quilt Market in 2012. I wanted to mimic the flowers in my Kitchenette prints so I made this little pillow. I loved how it turned out, so when I got home I started tweaking the dimensions to play up the flower look even more and the idea for this quilt was born.
Instagram, I basted it 7 months ago! It wasn't until this past January that I unbasted it and sent it away to be quilted!
The pattern includes two different block options, one is for 15" blocks and one is for 12" blocks. within each block size there are five quilt size options: Baby, Throw, Twin, Full/Queen, and King. So in total you have 10 different quilts in this pattern! The cover quilt was sewn up with Color Me Retro and Pure Elements in Lemonade and Snow. It uses 15" blocks and is the Twin size.
Sew Shabby Quilting. Since it is a relatively large quilt compared to my usual throw quilts it was really nice to have this one longarm quilted. I choose the Splash pattern which is these funky, flowy flowers. Melissa did a beautiful job!
Color Me Retro! I finished this quilt up again with machine binding, this time using my very favorite solid for binding, Lemonade Pure Element. Seriously, this is easily the 4th or 5th quilt I've bound in this color. It's just perfect!
Nordika collection. Since 12" is such a standard quilt block size, I knew I wanted to include this size in the pattern in addition to the 15" blocks. More is more, right? I actually have a bit of a funny story about this quilt. I pieced together all the blocks last spring only to realize I had done my math wrong and the proportions were off. So I had all these blocks that were basically useless in terms of this project. I took them apart and stuck them away figuring I'd eventually find a use for them. Well, this past winter, I did! They ended up in my Nordika Polar Vortex Quilt Tutorial I shared last month! It was nice to be able to salvage all that work!
Nordika I used Pure Elements in Snow and Honey.
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