Finally the British Summer held out long enough for me to get some photos - by that I mean it didn't rain all day!
Here she is, back from Sarah, bound with a Michael Miller clown stripe (those stripes have to be among the best ever - great basics, if you can find them).
I love these 30s repros by Darlene Zimmerman. Love the cute little details in them, the mix of colours and how they work in this block. This collection is on sale right now at Lola Pink fabrics - less than $6 a yard.
I love the moda extra wide dotty I used for a backing too - those dotties just get better with washes, so soft. Snap them up while you can too, they've been discontinued. Brenda has a whole heap and they really do work out great value for money and the quality is amazing (don't forget you can also use KATY15 for 15% off orders over $35 at Pink Castle fabrics).
And I love how Sarah quilted it in a scrolly swirl design that you can't even really see, it just adds texture to the quilt and makes it perfectly crinkled. I was so pleased with the way it looked when it came back. You should totally think about sending a quilt to Sarah if you are looking for an East Coast based quilter (Sarah lives in upstate New York).
I've got to say thank you to Dana at Old Red Barn co for hosting the granny square quilt along, if it hadn't been for that I don't think I'd have got round to making this quilt. I strip pieced my blocks which made it come together so fast, you can find the how-to here.
Fabrics are Adventures with Alice by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman and white klona cotton
Binding is a Michael Miller clown stripe in orange.
Backing is steel gray dottie extra wide (108") by Moda Fabrics
Finished quilt size (after washing) 48"x69"
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