This quilt is made of over 600 strings in scrappy reds and pinks!!! And I can say that my blood, sweat, and tears went into this quilt, because I was actually cutting these strings when I lopped a bit of my finger off ;) But it's all good, because I was so super excited to make a small dent in my pink and red scrap bins :) (I think I can say it was totally worth it) I started this quilt at the Winter Quilt Retreat and Barbara and I had such a great time taking a class together. Since then I have been working on this in little bits sewing time between other projects. (and Barbara just finished her quilt top too, so fun!!!)
This was such a fun pattern to make!! The pattern is Petite Point by French General and you use a Creative Grids Hexagon Trim Tool to trim to the fun hexagon shapes. It's like making a pineapple quilt gone hexagon, so fantastic!!! And as you can see from the pattern, I took this quilt in a totally different direction, giving it a super scrappy feel, and I just love how it turned out. Scrappy quilts are just so much fun!!!
When it came time to quilt it, I decided to just so simple loop de loops. There is so much piecing in this, I didn't want the quilting to distract from all of those tiny little pieces. And I just love doing little loop de loops, they are just so fun and relaxing and I don't quilt them as often as I would like to :)
I bound it in the nice dark red I found in my stash and love how perfectly it finishes off the quilt!!! And I was so excited to have this gorgeous Tula Pink Bumble print in my stash to back it in. It is the perfect shade of pinks and reds and works so fantastic for this baby quilt!!! I added a little bit of polka dot's for a fun little bit of interest and to make the backing wide enough. Love it!!!
Thanks so much for popping in today and sharing this finish with me!!! I can't say how much I appreciate having this little space to share my love of quilting with all of you ;)
I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!