One of my favorite finishes of all time is this quilt I made for when my littlest (19 months) moves into a bed. I had intended for it to be a long term project since I started it almost a year in advance but at some point I got very motivated and finished it.
Before I began blogging (in February of 2012), I didn't have much of a fabric stash. But once I started reading and writing about quilting/sewing and sewing more as a result, I began to spend a bit too much time fabric shopping. For some reason, I bought lots of novelty prints and those accounted for the majority of my stash. I've since balanced it out and only buy novelty prints that I absolutely love but since I had a good number of fun fabrics, I figured I'd highlight them in the quilt.
I started by fussy cutting the prints and then bordered each of them with Kona snow (and sometimes Kona oyster or similar.) And then I did another border using a colorful print followed by another border of snow (by this time, I bought a few yards of Kona snow so I was able to stay consistent.) Then taking the leftover strips of the prints and more of the solid, I improv pieced it together.
I did a loopy FMQ and put together a bright and colorful back as well as a scrappy binding and finished it with several months to spare.
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