I feel like I've gone over to the dark side. Okay, so I'm being a little bit dramatic, but yesterday I went to my monthly guild meeting, where we had a presentation on how to use Instagram, and I was totally strong-armed into setting up an account. Again, I'm totally being dramatic, but the fact that I am so entrenched in social media and the modern quilting world, and had not yet taken the plunge into Instagram has been the topic of some good natured teasing lately.
So it's done, and I'm glad I finally jumped into it. I resisted for so long because I didn't want to over-commit myself to yet another social media platform, and because I love blogging so much that I didn't want this side of things to suffer. By all accounts though, Instagram is the greatest thing since sliced bread, and super easy to use, so you can find me there at myquiltinfatuation!
This weekend, I finished up my latest quilt, and incidentally, my next pattern (in the works). The diamond shape, with the negative space reminds me of a faceted diamond ring, so this pattern is called Girl's Best Friend. I made a quilt in this pattern a couple of years ago, but I never wrote the pattern. I have made some modifications to it since that first incarnation, and I like this one much better.
I really love the colors in this quilt, and I'm not one to use a ton of brown in my quilts. This Joel Dewberry Aviary fabric is just yummy though. The palette feels very calm and warm to me. The fabrics were specifically chosen to match a friend's bedroom, and I can't wait to give it to her.
I bought half yard cuts specifically so that I would have a quarter yard leftover of each print for the back. I like how the front feels very airy with all of the white, while the backing is an explosion of print.
The chocolate brown pebble print fabric on the binding ties the whole thing together so well.
I had just enough small scraps leftover to make a couple of throw pillows for her bed to match the quilt. They are backed in the same Tiffany blue damask, and have the same brown pebble binding. Each pillow is 16 inches.
I'm so excited to take these to school tomorrow and give them to her, and I hope she loves all of them!