then combine 4 of those to make an 18 1/2" square block
Make 25 of these and set them 5 across by 5 down to result in a
90 1/2" square quilt top.
The fabrics chosen are from the "Lottie Da" collection by Heather Bailey. The background fabric is my old faithful, Kona Snow. For the first time, I have prewashed all the fabrics before sewing to see what kind of difference that makes.
As for the quilting, this is screaming for me to quilt top to bottom free motion feathers in the background. I will probably outline the coloured rows 1/4" away with medium purple thread and then not sure what I will do inside the coloured areas. It will come to me when I get this under the needle and I am anxious to get at it.
Now for the backing....The groom really like this design (click on link https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/moda-bake-shop-12941415/layers-love-quilt-4792441912) I sewed up the strips of hearts and took them to the wedding so that the wedding guests could sign them with their well wishes.
I am now sewing together the three heart strips with the signatures and adding more Kona Snow to surround and make it big enough. I hope to get the basting done in the next few days and start the quilting. I will be mailing it to Alberta as soon as it is finished. So, in the end, this quilt will have been from Halifax to White Point Beach Resort, to Halifax, to Edmonton, to Canmore, to Calgary, back to Halifax for assembly and quilting and then finally to its new home in Calgary.
And since I had lots of leftover fabric I decided I would make a lap quilt for the Mother of the Bride. We had not met in person but had made a great connection online and since she is a quilter, I knew she would appreciate receiving a quilt. She just loved it! I quickly sewed up this little top with lots of area to showcase some quilting. I still have fabric left. A baby quilt someday maybe??
Hope your Sunday is relaxing and filled with quilting! 😊