Folk Dance is finished! I have been working on the pattern and quilt simultaneously, and I am so happy that both are ready to show you.
In case you missed my last post, when I created this pattern, I wanted to give the illusion of twirling, colorful skirts. I think the combo of pattern and the Anna Maria Horner Folk Song fabrics really illustrate this beautifully! I needed 17 prints for this pattern, and the Folk Song line only has 14, so I had to pull a few extras.
The first was a no-brainer. The coral print on the left is from the Dowry line, and my LQS happens to have it in stock, so I snatched some right up. I also added the Amy Butler dark red print at the top, from the Love collection, as well as the little polkadot in the bottom right corner. I picked that fabric up at my local shop almost two years ago, and I have no idea what line it is from. If anyone can help identify it for me, I'd appreciate it!
AMH fabrics have such a distinct style that they can be hard to mix with others, but I love how these three blend right in. I took advantage of the fact that my local shop had plenty of the coral print in stock and used it in the backing as well.
The fabrics have almost a vintage vibe going on, so I worried about putting a stark white against them in the background. I used Kona Prepared for Dyeing and it is the perfect shade of creamy white.
For the binding, I chose Kona Oasis to pull out some of the cool colors in the quilt. There is so much red, coral, gold, and pink, that the teal and blue takes a little bit of a back seat, but the binding really helps pull them out.
I absolutely love the way this quilt turned out, and I couldn't be happier with the pattern. It really does give the illusion of movement, and the block is simpler than you might think. Folk Dance is available in my Craftsy and Etsy shops, and I hope you'll check it out!
ps- NTT is still on later this evening, but since this post is so picture-heavy, I figured I would break it up. :)