This quilt is just so… happy. The colors are bright and cheerful and it makes me smile. I finished it weeks ago but my computer has been unhappy and I wasn’t able to get the pictures off my camera until now.
I love the patchwork star and I’m glad I tried hand quilting. It wasn’t overwhelming since I only hand quilted the turquoise background and it was a great project to learn on. I’m sure I’ll be doing more of it, especially after I saw how many lovely colors the Finca Perle Cotton is available in!
For the back I pieced together many scraps and used more turquoise solid. I always love the way quilting lines look on the back of quilts.
The quilt is bound in a cheerful stripe from the Tweet collection, of which this quilt is made.
This is my 8th finished quilt for 2012. I still have several I hope to complete before the year ends.
size: 60″ x 60″ finished
fabric: Tweet by Timeless Treasures (released early 2012), solid is from my stash, not sure of color or manufacturer (it doesn’t match anything on my Kona card)
pattern: made with the Made in Cherry Quilt Along
perle cotton: I used the Finca brand, size 8, and purchased it from Yarn Bazaar.
hand quilting: See Anna Maria’s excellent tutorial on hand quilting
Have a great day!