I’m so excited!! This morning we opened the new pattern download store here and already we’ve had a nice amount of sales. Thanks so much to you all for supporting us.
I’m back this afternoon to showcase the other quilt that is in the store….Tops and Bottoms. I have long loved this quilt. This was slated to be put in our book Country Girl Modern, but then we had to many projects for the amount of pages we could have in the book so this one got cut. Now she’s out of storage and ready to inspire you!!
The fabrics in this are so soft and inviting. The quilt is made from a Fig Tree fabric line for long ago.
This quilt all started after I was at an auction and bought a 1970’s quilt book that featured only quilt blocks. I took it to bed night after night pouring over it and studying blocks. Which blocks did I like? Which blocks were new to me?
I don’t remember the exact name of the block but it was something “winged”. I really liked it.
I sat down at the computer and started to play with a design. I put the blocks all together and was sadly disappointed. They really didn’t create much of an interesting design. Then I played and played. I replaced some of the winged blocks with chain blocks.
At first I just replaced the blocks and made the outer chain diamond. Then I went in and made the inner diamond of chain blocks. Oh my. I loved it!
At the time, we were chasing a book deadline. We thought about making it larger but really didn’t think that was the best idea.
We thought about stopping there and just making the throw sized but that was square and one time someone told me they didn’t like “square quilts”. Well that got me thinking and came up with the idea to put a top and a bottom on the quilt….thus the red and neutral top and bottom borders…and thus the name, Tops and Bottoms.
In these next pictures, the color looks more red. It’s not. It was cloudy when we snapped the pictures and thus…this color shading.
We made this from a fabric line using all of the colors in it..thus the fun background colors.
I love the four blocks in the center all together giving almost the appearance of a star.
Here’s what I did for the quilting motif….a floral design.
I used a cream thread on top and and reddish for the back.
Can you see why this quilt is a favorite of mine?
It was hard getting photos taken with all my helpers…here’s Gannon…
…and of course there was Kalissa saying “Look Mom, this would make a cozy scarf”. Ugh…good help is hard to come by.
Rosie and the lighting were perfect for the “Rosie Photo”…don’t you think??
So friends…that’s Tops and Bottoms.
If you didn’t check out our new download store after seeing this morning’s post, you might want to check it out now as this pattern is there and ready for you to download. How fun is that…instant gratification and no waiting for the pattern to arrive and now really shopping to do.
You can always find our store at the top of the blog in the tab section…but if this is easier, HERE is the link to the store. Thanks for shopping with us!!