My version finishes at around 86" square...a generously sized quilt for my full size bed. Now I had seen some sneak peeks of this quilt before I jumped in, and I made some assumptions about the size of the blocks... I assumed they were 12" blocks, not so. In the pattern they are 6" blocks...oh my goodness... I was going to have to make a bajillion blocks and I knew my that short attention span would never last long enough to finish. Soooooooooo.... I compromised and sized the blocks up to finish 9" and I still needed a boat load of blocks...but I got it done!
This was a fun quilt to make... all of the tone on tones came from my stash and I was able to vastly expand my stash of "low volume" prints for the background. Now my friends tell me that my choice of "low volume" tends to be a bit noisier than most people...I gravitate toward the novelty and bright ones. Among my "low volume" prints you'll find flowers, leaves, snails (they are stinking cute), text prints and snaps for example.
Of course there are lots of dotty prints and do you see that red toile in the middle? Reminds me of illustrations in my first grade reading book...not Dick and Jane but John and Mary and Judy... I went to parochial school.... scarred for life LOL!
And here is a close up of my favorite block in the whole quilt...
adorable little chickens paired with yellow hearts...sigh... just perfect, dontcha think? LOL
For the borders and the binding I used randomly sized pieces of the "low volume" prints. My long arm quilter frosted this quilt with a Baptist fan panto... I think it fits perfectly with the feel of this quilt.
And I was quite pleased when Big Dude gave it his seal of approval!
I'd like to thank Amy Ellis from Amy's Creative Side for putting together another wonderful Blogger's Quilt Festival ... so many wonderful quilts to see and new blogs to explore. Feel free to poke around here if you have a minute...I'm into lots of different things...cross stitch and knitting and decorating along with quilting... anything fun to avoid cleaning and cooking.