Do you ever wonder why there are some quilts that you start that you feel compelled to finish immediately? This was one of those quilts for me.
Way back in October I saw this post on Red Pepper Quilts and almost immediately had to buy myself a fat quarter pack of Love (I'm such a follower!). After I received it, I had to make something with it right away. With Red Pepper Quilts
Wrong. Unfortunately, the fat quarters were not accurate fat quarters. Some (I would say 3/4) were off by a 1/4" to a 1/2". That's not a lot - and I agree. However, if you are quilting that 1/4" or 1/2" makes all the difference. I didn't ask for more than my fat quarter - I just wanted my full fat quarter. So, what should have been an extremely easy quilt to make, became a huge pain in the ass. Okay, so it was probably more of a pain because I was just so irritated. Do you ever check to see that you've gotten full cuts of the fabric that you order? Maybe I'm obsessive, but I do sometimes measure (not always). I once ordered a bunch of 1/2 yard cuts from a highly advertised shop on etsy (who has their own website, too), and every. single. cut. was short. Even though she has great fabric, I have refused to order from her again. So now, I check. If the cut is short, I must say, I don't order from them again. I have gotten in contact with the some of them - but the resolution was not satisfactory, so I just don't order from them again. Dang. Sorry for that rant - moving on.
Even though the quilt was not as easy to cut as I would have liked, I did persevere and get it together. I had some wonderful Valori Wells flannel that I put on the back.
Then I decided to use the wine spots for the binding because it matched the back so fabulously. I got those wine spots from Kerri whose an incredible shop, and great customer service!
The one thing that I regret is that I didn't make it longer. It's about 58" square. I've never been a big fan of square quilts to use - unless they're really big - they just seem too awkward. However, by the time I got to this point, I just wanted to be finished with it. And that's what it is - finished! The flannel on the back makes it nice and warm, too.
Penny asked me how much fabric I used. I used all 26 fabrics in the Love line, and of the fat quarters that I had, I used up all but about 10" of the fat quarter.
And, just to show that yes, I am working on other things, here's a tasty little pic of my (too small) design wall.