Wistful Winds is a tender collection from Shari’s heart with a very personalized story behind it. Check in with Shari on her blog on October 21 as she shares more about the personal meaning for her.
The candy-colored dots and stripes + the sweet little girls inclined themselves so well to a sweet juvenile-themed project.
I decided to go with one of my favorite, go-to quick quilt patterns – the fast-four-patch pattern. This has become one of the most visited pages on this blog (you can find it here). It’s such a good pattern showing off a focus fabric (in this case the little girls) and using up lots of coordinating prints and colors for a fun, scrappy patchwork look. It’s also a great one for using pre-cut 5″squares.
For the backing I used the bright red floral to give it some pop. Sweet floral machine quilting done by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting.
And of course, the bias stripe is perfect for a binding.
Over the next few days, other quilters and makers will be playing with Wistful Winds. You can visit them here for more inspiration.
Melissa Mortenson – polkadotchair.com
Because this quilt represents a special place in Shari’s heart, I am using this quilt to help another family.
I’m selling the quilt in my shop and donating 100% of the proceeds to help my neighbors who are in the middle of the very expensive process of adopting two little boys with special needs from an orphanage in China. I will cover the shipping. If you are in need of a baby quilt then maybe we can work together to bless another family.
UPDATE: SOLD! Thank you Melissa!