Here is the finished Hope Valley Bricks quilt.
I'm ready to make another. It was so quick and enjoyable. The colors are so different than what I have in my house, or what I'm normally drawn to (I'm much more of a primary colors type person) but I loved the way they all look together. I never would have thought I would.
Here is the back. This quilt was quilted by my coworker (and uber-talented person), Monica.
Which is why it got done so fast. :)
I don't consider myself a magenta person at all, but it felt so right for this quilt's binding.
I think it makes the whole quilt. Like I said, who knew I would get so excited about magenta and sour yellow-ish green (I'm sure there's a much cooler JCrew name out there for that color - the one with the polk-a-dots - like Celery Root or Pureed Asparagus.)tutorial at Randi's Road to Spring quilt-a-long.
The Shop Hop last week was fun. Each of the store's picked a holiday/celebration as their theme. Our store's was Father's Day so I wore a white shirt with my 6-year-old's clip on tie. I felt more like an Olive Garden waiter though.
The funniest part of the day: a gal (Hi Kim!!) comes in and says, "I'm here to meet Amy." So I totally assume she's there to meet Amy McClellan, the store owner, and send her in that direction. (I'm the employee that makes everything confusing at AQ - anytime anyone asks for "Amy" on the phone or in person, it's pretty much always her they want, so I always defer.) Thirty seconds later, Kim comes back to me and says, "No! I'm here to meet YOU. I read your blog!" I felt like such a dork (this is not an abnormal feeling for me, so I wasn't distressed) and after she gave me a noogie, we had a great chat. Kim, you are a hoot! And get this! Kim's nice husband went WITH HER to a dozen or so quilt stores! What a man.
PS I'm linking up to last weeks Sew and Tell here! :)