I finally finished my Modern Maples quilt!!!! It's the middle of winter and I'm celebrating fall, but who cares?!?!?!?
This is my take on a pattern by Amanda Jennings in Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays. I changed the layout some and I decided to use various neutral solids instead of just one color. I also gathered my courage and used lots of hard to find fabrics! See that bit of blush colored Presentation Mermaids? Yeah, that's the last little bit I had! Sniff. Sniff. It was worth it though! I love each and every print I chose!
The colors and fabrics I used are really outside the box for me, but I am thrilled with the results! I also quilted this in no time with my new machine, Bea (a Tiara). I don't think this even took me 2 hours to quilt! I used the double loop style from Angela's free motion book (such a great book!). My stitches and transitions are not as smooth on this pattern as on my regular stippling, but it's getting there!
I couldn't just put the special stuff on the front! I used almost all of these Lush paint dots I had for the back!
We can't forget the label!