Sometimes, simple is "just right" and this quilt is one of those sometimes.
Patchwork quilts may not be the most challenging to make but they sure are fun and appealing to the eye. While I love a good intricate quilt I find the ease of patchwork soothing.
I wanted to showcase the beautiful prints in the quilt, while still creating a lovely quilt suitable for a new baby or a toddler.
The colors are bright and cheery, but by combining enough of them they balance each other very well. I love the variety of prints, some larger scale and some small scale, mixed with the light pink, bright pink, and red solids.
The squares began as 6" each, larger than I normally use for a patchwork quilt, but the right size to give a good feel of the largest prints.
The quilting is done with straight lines and on each side of the "ditch", and is done in a sage green.
The backing fabric is a simple geometric print green cotton.
I started this quilt about 6 short months ago. Since then it has been patiently waiting for me to finish the binding and get around to taking pictures of it.
In the meantime I put together a wonderful memory quilt for an Eagle Scout, which, in my hurry to get it to it's owner, I took absolutely no pictures of (isn't that always the way?). Hopefully I'll be able to snap some at his upcoming Eagle ceremony.
This quilt will make it to the shop, eventually (thankfully, it's a very patient quilt).