Some pictures of a quilt that has been in the works for a long while. This quilt was made for American Quilting, a local quilt shop where I used to work and where I still make occasional samples.
There were a few of those Sherbert Pips scooters and dogs left even though most of the collection was gone, so I decided it would be fun to make a girly, patchwork, throw quilt using those prints and adding some other pink, red, gray and turquoise.
The quilting on this quilt was done by Meridy Palmer who also works at American Quilting. She used a light pink thread and big double loops. The quilt is so snuggly now that it's finished and washed.
The binding is from Aneela Hoey's latest collection, A Walk in the Woods. I love how it works on the bias.
I got to help at the store last week during a local Shop Hop and it was fun to be back, cutting fabric and talking to nice friends again, and being sorely tempted by all the new bolts of pretty fabric. It was also fun to see this quilt hanging on the wall.
There are a few kits for this quilt still available at the store. The finished quilt measures 55" x 77". The kit costs $84 and includes pre-cut and pre-stacked squares, ready to pick-up and start sewing. Borders and binding fabric are also included. Backing requires an additional 3 3/4 yards. You can see other currently available kits from American Quilting here. To order, call the shop 801-802-7841.
Also, the winner of the Dresden ruler has been posted, finally. (Sorry for the delay. That's summer + a holiday weekend + a marathon dance recital Monday for you). Thanks for your patience, and thanks so much for the dresden quilt love!! It means so much and I'm so thrilled that people liked it. And with it being summer, I can't possibly so an adequate job of thanking you individually, so here is a giant, collective thank you!