I start this day with clean(er) bathrooms, mopped floors and laundry put away and ready for some sewing fun. Today I will be cutting out fabric for Erica's quilt. Erica is a darling college girl that I have been mentoring for a couple of years now. We do Bible study, talk about boys, share recipes and scrutinize life together all through the lens of God's word. She had a birthday recently and when I asked her what she wanted, she asked for a quilt. Imagine that, being asked to make a quilt - my heart soared!
She knew she wanted it bright and so we based it on the Amy Butler sheets she had purchased. I had fun picking out the pattern and fabric since the colors are not something I would normally work with. The fabric is from many different lines. The backing fabric above is from Free Spirit and is called "Sugar Snap" isn't that a cute name?
Amy Butler has some great bedding lines out and making a quilt to match the sheets (lower right hand corner) is a great project. Most of the stores around me are not carrying much of her bedding lines yet but I'm sure it won't be long.
The pattern uses many different size squares and rectangles. The picture above is made with fabric from the "Nicey Jane" collection.
I like how the pattern uses some very large pieces of fabric, really showing the pattern of the fabric off.
It feels good to be running my hands over fabric today. I'm always amazed at how excited I get over quilting. Just finding the right pattern can get me dancing. Brenda from Little Acorns has three new patterns out. Check out her wonderful blog here to see them!