So we went to pick some layer cakes. The fabrics chosen were Creekside and Desert Bloom by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics. I love all of Sherri and Chelsi fabrics because they designs them to read one color. This makes them perfect for patchwork, as every block stands out and none of them blend into the block next to them. (or into the background when doing more piecing). So fun!!! And don't the two lines just play so nice together. I love when designers do that!!!
And then the fun began. We just used the Layer Cake squares as is, so no cutting was necessary to get started. It was absolutely wonderful to watch them methodically think over where each square should be placed. They worked on that placement until it was just perfect!!! And then, time to piece it together. Same exact way you make the Charming totes, only on a much larger scale :) So fun!!!!
So it was time to get it quilted up ;) I decided to quilt it with an overall loose feathers design. I have so much fun quilting these, I can't believe that the feathers used to scare me. This way is so fun and relaxing and it quilts up real quick, which was important as it had to be done by Saturday :) Sometimes I wonder if the only way to get my quilts out of the to be quilted pile is for them to have a deadline, tee hee hee ;)
And I also love the loose feathers because it creates the coolest texture!!! Doesn't that just make you want to cuddle up with this queen size beauty!!! It measures 95"x 95" so it will be perfect for someones new bedspread ;)
And that is the Giant Patchwork quilt!!! I had so much fun working with the girls on this!!! And seriously, I want to do some more simple patchwork in the very near future. 2 Layer Cakes and a 5" border and you can whip up a queen size quilt that really makes a bold statement in no time at all. Oh so much fun and you all know, I have enough layer cakes stashed to make a whole lot of Giant Patchwork Quilts!!!
How about you??? Have you every made a Giant Patchwork Quilt??? If not, do you totally want to make one now???