Despite my very best efforts, I could not seem to get the soft pink in this quilt to photograph accurately. It looks a little bit washed out, but in person, the color is soft, but definitely doesn't blend into the background.
I used 25 out of the total 28 prints on the front (more than necessary, but that's just how I roll), so that left a good chunk out of each fat quarter left over. Even with a scrappy binding, I had plenty for a pieced backing, and I even got to work in the other three prints on the back. I love that the giant bricks on the back really show off these gorgeous fabrics.
Another thing that didn't really photograph well, though in person it shows up nicely, is the pretty cross/crown shape created by the negative space. I always love to design patterns that have more than one interesting shape.
The only stumbling block I ran across was with the binding. I chose to take advantage of the abundant fabric and create a scrappy binding, and since the background of the quilt is white, scrappy works. Well, I must have had some bad binding karma, because I had a joining seam in every. single. corner. grrr... I have no idea how that happened! I never measure out my binding beforehand to make sure that doesn't happen, but it was such a pain to get nice crisp corners, from now on, I just might!
We are heading out of town to visit family soon, and you can be sure I'm taking my computer along so that I can work on this pattern if we have any downtime. Be on the lookout for it!
Okay, so I promise that I'm not going to show you a photo of my quilt labels on every single post from now on, but they're still so new and exciting, I couldn't resist one more quick glimpse. Plus, it's time to announce the winner of the label giveaway from FinerRibbon, so I thought it was fitting!
There were 187 entries in the giveaway. Wow! The winner is lucky comment number 114, Deb Franklin. Congratulations, Deb! If you didn't win, I hope you will still check out FinerRibbon for gorgeous, custom labels and excellent customer service!
By the way, NTT is still on this week, even though we will be traveling, so I'll see you then!