I started these blocks back in March 2012 when grannymania had taken over but then other things got started and projects needed finishing and they lay abandoned in a heap until early this year when I added them to my FAL list.
Aftersashing the blocks and adding a 3" border to all sides, I kept to the KISS rule (Keep It Simple Stupid) and did 'organic' straight line stitching 1/2" apart and it took ages!
For the backing I used some Hopscotch fabric from Amy Butler's Cameo line and some Robert Kaufman Spot On in navy for the binding, which I love. All my bindings may now be spotty and navy from now on!
I think it was Jude who said that scraps are the memory keepers of quilt making and she's absolutely right - there are some of my favourite fabrics in this quilt - either because they are my favourite colour or design or remind me of a swap, QAL or a person who sent them to me.
I love this quilt. It's sooo last year but it's very pretty and perfect for spring. It's a quilt for my mum's room so now she has two quilts! She was in Marrakech just recently after bringing forward her trip but it's on her bed waiting for her when she's here next. In the meantime it may just get a snuggle or too...or not as it's warming up here and my quilting days at the machine are shortening.
Front Scraps, Kona Snow
Back Hopscotch in Lake, Cameo Amy Butler
Binding Spot on, Robert Kaufman
Batting Quilters' Dream
Size 60" x 60"
Quilting Vertical Straight Line
Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates it!