The pattern is from Me and my Sister Designs new book 12-Pack Quilts. What a fun idea for a book, quilts made up using just 12 Fat Quarters. Sure made the cutting go super fast!!! This quilt uses the Bella Solids Designer Pack by Vanessa Christensen. Aren't those colors just so yummy!!!
This was such a fun quilt to make. It went together fast and I really enjoyed working with the solids. Every time I make a solid quilt I remember how much fun they are ;) And I just love the fun secondary designs in the pattern!!
When it came time to quilt, I had some fun with a whole lot of custom quilting For the chain I quilted some echoed arches. I love the way it made the center shapes look like jewels, especially with all of the beautiful jewel toned fabrics ;) In the background I quilted some tiny all over echoed swirls, paisleys, and pebbles in the background to make the chain pop. This is a favorite filler of mine and can be found in 180 Doodle Quilting Designs ;)
And I have to say, I am pretty excited about the borders!!!! The inner boader I did some fun ribbon candy, and the outer border, I did a giant Feather!!!! Eeekkk!!!! I am still a little nervous about my feather ability, but I reminded myself the only way to get better is to practice . . . .and so I did . . . and I love it!!! And I really felt like I learned some tidbits along the way that will make me all the more confident to tackle feathers the next times. So excited!!!! And yes, I totally changed the thread out from white to navy which helped to hide a few of the oopsies, gotta love blending ;)
And it adds such a beautiful yummy texture to the quilt!!! I will admit, this one was kind of hard to put in the mail ;) I am just so happy with how it turned out :)
But I am sure it is looking awesome at Road to California and that makes it all great!!! I am just so happy I got to make up this awesome quilt for Moda and already have it on my list to make again!!! And that is my This Way and That Way Quilt!!!
I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!