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!!!