It’s always so exciting to receive a complete quilt kit* in the mail (*affiliate link). The beautiful fabric is all folded and neatly stacked; it’s just begging to be messed up and cut into interesting shapes.
The cutting pile. At first, we pinned the piece to the fabric and cut it out with scissors. It became painfully clear that this method would take FOREVER. Then we pinned and cut around the shape with a rotary cutter. Better, but still too time consuming. Finally, we layered the fabric, held the paper template in place by hand, and cut around it with the rotary cutter. This is not for the novice Olfa handler, nor the faint of heart. This is probably the most time consuming step of the whole quilt, because some of the pieces are not symmetrical.
The four patch blocks went together super fast. The only tricky thing here was that the color layout diagram was a little hard to follow. We couldn’t always tell to which fabric the color chart referred. We tried to follow it, but in the end, we placed these pretty randomly.
The finished quilt, complete with binding. We used a coordinating backing fabric from our stash, Wavy Dots from the French Bull African Surf line.
We love the way this quilt turned out and have to wholeheartedly recommend this kit from Craftsy. (*affiliate link)
We have loved this quilt ever since we saw it at Spring Quilt Market. We even featured it on our market blog, so this was a fun opportunity to make our own.
In a closer look, you can see the amazing variety of lovely prints by one of our favorite fabric designers, Anna Maria Horner. We aren’t sure which one of us gets to keep this one, but we are sure it will be a fight (and look great anywhere).
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