Spring break

Spring time is almost here! I just love seeing bits of green pop up in the yard and on the trees! The pale green colors have inspired me this winter of the never ending snow. The light colors and smaller quilts have kept my mind on spring and my hands busy.
Here is one of the quilts I’ve recently finished.

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I love the tesselating pattern with the windmills. This was fun to put together. I used some fat quarters I had sitting around that went together in a playful pattern- perfect for a baby gift. I used a commercial acrylic template to cut the shapes but, I think the way in which the piecing works leaves a whole lot of waste. I hate tossing out perfectly good fabric don’t you?

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The binding and backing are the same fabric, a great marbled green solid. The hand stitching took no time -less than an evening of work this week. I finished it before one of the NCAA March madness games was over!

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I had the quilting done by a professional long arm quilter- such a great way to go. It is well worth it to me to get the nice design choices and the professional finish for something I hope will become a family favorite. Maybe one day I’ll learn how to use my home machine to make such great designs! But until then, I’ll leave that to the experts.

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