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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  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.

  2. great finish! happy new year!

  3. 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. :-)

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

    Congrats on your finishes anyway :o)

  5. 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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