It is always a fun day when I get to share a little secret sewing for my good friends at Moda Fabrics ;) And this finish is just adorable with so much heart goodness, and some happy doves too !!! I always love working with Lella Botique's fabrics, especially because she always uses such great color palates!!! And as you can see, the soft colors of these Love Notes Fabrics is just perfect for this Lovey Dovey Quilt!!!
I love the prints in Love Notes as well, especially the text print that features a page from a Louisa May Alcott book. It is just so great and it even has a chapter heading illustration. Amazing!! The piecing in this quilt is oh so much fun :) Yes, that is a whole lot of hearts, and a whole lot of stitch and flip to make them, but they go pretty fast with chain stitching. The doves were super fun, especially the wings with the little strips in them!!! So as you can guess, I really enjoyed making this quilt, and it finishes at 72 x 72 so it is a great size to snuggle up in.
And when it came time to quilt it, I decided on a classic favorite. I quilted all over echoed paisleys for some awesome curvy flowing goodness. I just love how it adds so much movement to all of those straight lines in the quilt. And good ol' 402 Pearl blended perfectly in all of these light and dark colors, and I am sure you all know by know, it is my favorite color thread!!! In fact, I just ordered another 7 spools because I was down to the last one, and you can never run out of 402 :)
And I just love how this dense echoed quilting design makes for some incredible texture. Doesn't that just make you want to snuggle right up in this quilt and take a nap. Although, it is just so pretty, maybe it will need to be draped over a couch for show for a while before it gets extra Lovey :) So pretty!!!
And now, it is making it's way to quilt shops all over the US in a traveling trunk show. So the snuggling will have to wait until it makes it's way home. But you don't have to wait much longer!!! Love Notes Fabrics ship in November (like as in a few days away!!) and Fat Quarter Shop has a Lovey Dovey Quilt Kit available. Oh, and guess who's quilt is in that picture, yup, part of that traveling trunk show, so fun!!!