Thursday, October 29, 2015

Miss America Quilt

I was so excited to get to piece and quilt one of April's  quilts for Market this year!!!  April designs fabric for Moda and she debuted her third line, SummerFest at Market last week and it is absolutely fantastic!!!!  This quilt is one of April's new patterns called Miss America and isn't it just incredible!!!

I had so much fun piecing this quilt and it really went together quick thanks to those big blocks!!  Don't you just love big block quilts for that!!!

And there is a really cool way to cut this quilt out that makes for super fast quilting and . . . gives you a bonus block!!!  I turned my block into a coordinating pillow.

Don' t they just look so cute in a matching set!!!!  I just love the colors in SummerFest, they are so incredibly happy making!!!   And the prints are just gorgeous!!!

When it came time to quilt this up, I really wanted to do some custom quilting to make the awesome design of the blocks stand out even more.  So I did some double arches, some pebbling, some areched flowers, and then swirled it up in the background.

I repeated the same motifs in the other block to really tie the two together and make the designs stand out all the more.   I am so incredibly happy with how the quilting all came together on this one!!!  I just love how much it complemented the overall design.

And it has so much yummy texture as well!!!  I just wanted to keep running my hands over it to feel all of that fun quilting!!  And of course, I used my all time favorite 402 So Fine Thread for it as it blended perfectly with all of the prints ;)

And here is a shot of it in April's cute booth at Market!!!   So fun!!!  And I just loved all of those adorable girl clothes on the line.   I hear April used them to dress up her sweet little 6 month old Hazel when she came to visit in the booth.  So cute!!!

And that is Miss America!!!  Doesn't she just take the Crown!!!  All of April's awesome patterns, including Miss America will be available in November and SummerFest will be in quilt shops in April of 2016.  I have to say, I am glad I have some scraps to keep me busy until then.  I just love these fabrics!!!!   

Thanks so much April for letting me make up this quilt and be a little tiny part of your absolutly stunning booth at Market!!!!   I just love everything about this quilt and was so glad I got to make it up!!  

I will be back tomorrow with another fun market quilt finish ;)

Until then, Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

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  1. Aptly named for sure! I am sure she was proud to hang this in her booth...your workmanship is always so great!!!! Fun to see it up close and personal :)

  2. Love the HST and the staggered plus block quilts in April's booth, and of course, I love any kind of star block - which the Miss America pattern has! Thanks for sharing such a pretty and fun project and new line of fabric!

  3. Just gorgeous, Melissa!! I LOVE the quilting, as well. It really kicks the blocks up lots of notches!

  4. It's just beautiful Melissa!! I'm sure April was just thrilled with all you did!! Can't wait to see that new line too! :-)

  5. It is a great quilt and I like the colors too.


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