Some of you may remember this giant Pinwheel Star project I was working on last summer. It’s fun to have it finally finished! (Another WIP checked off the list!)
And this month the finished quilt + the pattern is available in the Summer 2016 edition of Modern Patchwork (on news stands now).
The fabric for this quilt is Brenda Ratliff’s Pie Making Day for RJR Farics. I love the vintage-inspired prints in such bright cheerful colors.
Taking the vintage-themed prints as my inspiration, I thought it would be fun to make a quilt with a traditional design and then take it to a large-scale variation. I think that pairing the bright colors with the charcoal gray background also gives it a modern feel. As you can probably tell, the shades of the charcoal gray fabric I used were slightly different – which didn’t become totally apparent until after I’d done most of the piecing. Oh well. I like to say that it just adds to the modern feel. 😉
To complement the traditional inspiration, I had Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting quilt it with an all-over Baptist Fan pattern. I love the way it keeps the vintage feel, but gives all of that solid area lots of texture.
It was a fun, relatively quick quilt to pull together and it’s fun to see it in print. (And it’ll always make me think of Poldark since I was watching that last summer when I pieced it. Does that ever happen to any of you? You associate a project with a show you were watching while you worked on it?)
In other news, Brenda Ratliff’s latest collection, One Room Schoolhouse, is another vintage-inspired fabric collection that coordinates so nicely with Pie Making Day. I love the colors (especially those blues!) in this one. One Room Schoolhouse just hit store in the past week and is available from Pink Castle Fabrics.
(And you may want to hug me or punch me for this, but Pink Castle is also having a big clearance sale with lots of popular prints marked down to $6 a yard. I may have imbibed to stock-up on a bunch of quilt backs…)