Fat Quarter Shop is starting a new You Tube series of Classic and Vintage Quilts!!! Each episode in the series will take a classic quilt block and make it fresh for today. Sister's Choice is the first quilt in the series and I was tickled pink to be asked to be the pattern tester and quilt maker for this project :)
Yup, that's my quilt hanging in the back of the video, squeal!!! Each Quilt in the series, will have a free downloadable pattern that can be found at Fat Quarter Shop and a video tutorial with the fabulous Kimberly, walking you through step by step of how to make the block :)
The fabrics Fat Quarter Shop sent me for this quilt were the solids from Bonnie and Camille's Scrumptious line. I just love how they really make the Sister's Choice block pop!!!
I quilted this with an all over Echoed Paisley. I really felt like it added to the vintage feel of this quilt. This is becoming one of my favorite quilting designs. It just flows. You can see a video tutorial here of how I do this quilting design on a home machine ;)
And here she is lying in the beautiful afternoon sunshine. Isn't it just so fun to see a classic block look so today!!!
And now, another version :)
As a thank you for making this quilt, the wonderful ladies at Fat Quarter Shop let me choose some fabrics for a second version. I knew right away that I wanted to make a new bedspread for Jocelyn now that she is in her big girl bed. Yup, this is what all those sneak peeks were from :) And here it is, Jocelyn's Sisters's Choice :)
I changed up this version just a bit from the pattern. I made a slightly larger block so that I wouldn't have to make as many for a twin size :) I then did a double sashing so that the different colored polka-dots would play nice and added some cute little 1" 4 patches for corner blocks. So cute!!!
I quilted this version with a combination of some of my favorite flowing designs. There are echoed paisleys, swirls, and what I like to call tendrils. I just love seeing how much movement this creates, the three designs all flow so nicely together.
Just look at all of that yummy texture. Oh, I just want to keep petting this quilt. I am so happy with how it turned out!!! I just love everything about it!!!
And one last shot. Here is the little lady waking up from her first nap on her new bedspread. I think I can safely say, She Likes It ;)
So, pop on over to Fat Quarter Shop and Download the free pattern and then watch the video tutorial so that you can whip together your own Sister's Choice quilt!! They come out so cute!!! Oh, and if you want one made from the Solids, the Fat Quarter Shop has made kits ;)
Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!