And although the book is all about Fat Quarters, I decided to raid my black and white scrap stash and was pleasantly surprised to find I had enough in scraps to cut all of the pieces for this quilt!!! It would have cut out a lot faster in Fat Quarters, but you gotta love that you can also make this gorgeous quilt as a scrap buster :) I just added a Red Solid and Wha La!!!
When it came time to quilt, I decided a nice open centered swirl would compliment all of those straight lines quite nicely. I always love adding some curvy texture to a super straight quilt, it just goes so nicely. And I love using red thread on the black and white prints and it just adds a little pop!!!
And I love that this Grandstand quilt finishes at 76" x 87" so it is a nice big size to snuggle up in. Perfect for one of those frosty Utah football games ;) And I was so happy that the array of lights and darks in the prints really added an extra depth to the quilt. So fun!!!
And that is my Grandstand Quilt!!! And I am just thrilled with the way it came together. I can't wait to add an Appliqued Logo to it and get it over the the University. I can not even begin to express how much it warms my heart to be able to use my love of quilting to give back to the school that I have so many cherished memories of!!!
Oh, and tomorrow the Fresh Fat-Quarter Quilts Book Tour comes to an end, but you can still look back and see all of the awesome projects made from Andy's incredible new book, Fresh Fat-Quarter Quilts!!! You know I already have a few more quilts from it's pages added to my "To Make" list :)
I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
this is a really fun quilt!! I love itReplyDelete
Love that quilt Melissa! That red background just makes it so fun and bright and modern: the winner of that quilt will sure be happy!! :-) hugs, HReplyDelete