Saturday, January 3, 2015

April Showers Quilt Finish

I was hoping to have this be my last finish of 2014 but due to illness and a fun trip this became my first finish of 2015. Honestly, I wasn't in love with this fabric line when if first came out. I thought maybe I'd over done the whole Bonnie and Camille thing but then I saw someone else make an adorable quilt with it and I needed it. My indecision made it so it was all on a crazy good sale - hurray! This is #8 on my 2014Q4FAL list.

I used this tutorial as a guideline but I seriously don't recommend it. She is very vague about things like fabric requirements, the number of pieces to cut, and layout. Basically I thought, that looks cute and did all the rest of the work myself. My B.A. in English is making me compulsively site my source though.

I just adore the quilting on this one!! The idea just popped into my head while I was looking at my Aurifil thread box called Simplify made to match all things Bonnie and Camille. I used the aqua, green, navy, and red to made a crosshatch on point. I used a gray bobbin on all of them so the back is really subtle and just has a bunch of texture.

Here you can see my cute tag, again from my Sweetwater yardage. You can also see the texture on the back and my fun binding. I had about a half inch to spare after I cut my binding out, it was a close one.
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5 comments:

  1. Ugh! I can't stand tutorials like that! But you've succeeded in making a great quilt, and totally enhancing it with that quilting. Brilliance. From one English major to another, I commend your integrity in citing your source, even if she didn't really deserve much credit.

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  2. Love this! The quilting is fabulous and really makes the whole thing shine. Happy New Year Julie! I wish you lots of love, laughter, health and of course, quilty goodness. :-)

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  3. Ah the 'just make stuff' while waving hand around airily approach to tutorials, gotta love it!

    Congrats on your finishes anyway :o)

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  4. I totally understand being on the fence about a fabric! I have 2 April Showers Jelly rolls and can't decide whether to use them or not. Your quilt is swaying me in the direction of using them! Love your quilt - sometimes the quilting just needs to be understated. Looks great!

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