Sunday, August 11, 2013

Dapper Quilt: Week Five of Simply Retro Quilt Along

Ha.  I managed another quilt top in time for week five of the Simply Retro Quilt Along at Jana's Blog!  It is sort of amazing that I got another one finished and I am pretty excited about it.  Then again when school starts back my production level will plummet.  Anyway, I have been wanting to get my hands on some of Heather Ross' Nursery Versery fabric for a while, and last weekend when my family and I were heading back to VA from GA we stopped at a fabric shop in Richmond, VA called Quilting Adventures.  (I do want to give a quick shout out to my family for being so awesome and patient with my fabric addiction.)  The shop was actually pretty great and if you are ever in the area it is worth checking out.  They had a tone of fabric that I personally liked and had Japanese fat quarters, so I was really excited, and one of them happened to be the Little Pigs Nursery Versery Print in green....awesome.

So as soon as we got home I went through my stash to see what might look good with it using the Dapper quilt pattern.  I found an orange and cream stripe from Bonnie and Camille's Marmalade collection, a pink print from Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow collection, and of course my trusty linen.

I was originally going to use linen as the pinwheel portion of the pink block but decided it did not have enough of a contrast so went with the white.  The original pattern idea changed as I was cutting and piecing it, but I think I do like how it turned out.  Do you?


This is actually one of the smallest quilt tops I have ever made.  I tend to always want to make them larger so that they can have more uses, however I am happy with how it turned out and I think it will be the perfect size for my two and a half year old.  Hopefully she will enjoy it when I actually get around to quilting it!

Until next time.....have fun creating!

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