Another little note on the photo session- I'm pretty sure you all know that I'm a teacher, but I don't know if I've mentioned that I teach in my neighborhood school. I know that some teachers wouldn't enjoy running into students everywhere they go, but I really love it. These photos were taken at our neighborhood park, and two of my former students happened to be there. They jumped at the chance to assist me by holding the edges of the quilt, and they did a splendid job. They held the quilt perfectly, but still managed to duck behind the quilt to stay out of the photos. Thanks a bunch ladies!
Did you ever play with paper dolls as a child? I don't mean paper dolls that you cut out, but the ones that had clothes that you could change by bending the tabs and hanging them on the doll's shoulders? Well, the shape of the blocks in this quilt remind me of the tabs on paper doll clothes, and the retro fabulous prints go right along with that as well, so I decided to name this pattern Paper Doll Dress-Up!
It's difficult to tell in the pictures, but I quilted this in soft pink thread. I pieced the back with bold stripes using many of the prints in the quilt, and the bright red polkadot binding creates the perfect frame!
This quilt was so much fun to put together. The majority of the fabrics are Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille, and working with their fabrics always put a smile on my face!
The finished quilt measures 64x64 inches (block size 16 inches finished). Paula at The Sassy Quilter tested the pattern for me and her quilt is gorgeous! You should definitely hop over and see the pattern in a different color palette!
Now for the giveaway! I want to give away digital patterns to three readers! To enter, just leave a comment letting me know what colors you would like to use to make the pattern. I'll use a random number generator to choose the winners next Wednesday and announce them in next week's Needle and Thread Thursday post. Just be sure to leave your email address if you're a no-reply blogger. Good luck!