Drifting is a lap size quilt made using Angela Walter's new Drift line for Art Gallery Fabrics. These fabrics are so beautiful. They are so serene and calm. They really made the design flow. And if you are wondering if you have seen something similar around here, well you have ;) Art Gallery loved this little tutorial so much, they asked if I would work it up on a slightly larger scale and vary the block a bit for this issue. Isn't it fun how one concept can be altered to create a whole new feel.
I love this quilt. It just makes me want to take it to a beach with a good book for hours ;) And if you just happen to love it as much as I do, I found out another little bonus yesterday for you. Drifting is also Quilt Trends web exclusive, as in you can download the pattern for free right here!!! Yippee!!! I totally want to make another one. The design is just so fun and the quilt goes together so fast. It is the perfect go-to when you are in a pinch for a quilt gifting need :)
And of course, a bit of quilting detail ;) I really wanted to keep with the beach feel of these fabrics so I did swirls in the lights, a la the ocean waves, and wavy lines in the darks, a la the beach. Or at least my interpretation of those things :) I really love the way it added so much movement to the quilt and really aided the overall flow of the quilt. And ya, I love quilting swirls ;)
So there she is. I hope you love it just as much as I do ;) And, I found out one last little bonus yesterday, Fat Quarter Shop is even kitting it!!! So exciting. So if you want to make a Drifting quilt just like mine, you can download the pattern here, and pick up your quilt kit here ;) Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy ;)
So ya, yesterday was a pretty great day and I was perma-grin for most of it ;)
Here is to today ;) Have a Happy Quilting One !!!