I decided that Girl's Best Friend was just too perfect a name to pass up for this one. Every time I look at this quilt, I see a diamond set with prongs. I didn't really plan it that way; it was just a happy occurrence!
As I mentioned in my last post, I really enjoyed creating this pattern, but the only thing I might have done differently is to make the blocks smaller. These are 20 inch blocks, made with 5 inch segments. I love the crown shape created by the white space between the diamonds, but I think it might look better if it was a little less expansive. I do love the big chunks of the Vintage Modern fabric though! I guess I can't have it both ways.
Of course, I used up the scraps in the backing, and added a Riley Blake aqua dot, along with a really beautiful gray fabric I found at Joann's. I think I like the backing as much as the front! I de-stressed from all of the holiday mayhem by meander quilting.
I also found this sketch texture fabric in the perfect shade of red to use as the binding. Reds are so difficult to match, so I snatched this one right up!
Woohoo! My first finish of 2014! (Even though I posted about it just last week, I actually finished Lilacs and Sunshine before Christmas)
Because the weather is so bitter and school is out (Tennessee is just not prepared for weather like this and many students don't own adequate outerwear), I have thoroughly enjoyed sleeping in, hanging out in my thermals and slippers, drinking hot chocolate, and cutting into these-
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