PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GIVEAWAY HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR THIS PROJECT. YOU CAN FIND THIS PATTERN ON MODA BAKE SHOP HERE.
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Lookie..Lookie…we have a finished quilt! It’s such an awesome feeling to finish up a project isn’t it? This quilt is a collaboration by Kelli and I. I did the designing, machine quilting and binding. She did the sewing. This quilt features Basic Grey’s PB & J from Moda. If you want to know how the quilt got it’s name or the free pattern instructions you can find the here at Moda Bakeshop. Keep reading if you are looking for the giveaway sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop…
We like the quilt and are just fine with how it turned out but it wasn’t quite what we wanted. We debated on not telling this story but decided to because we want to be up front and honest with you all. Besides, making a quilt is often a learning process and we want to share what we learned.
I did the original design on this expecting the quilt to look a little more like this with more distinct stars. Pretty right?? Lots of detailed sewing would be needed but Kelli is great at detailed sewing and was up for the task.
We went to order the fabric and Kelli said, “Mom, the neutrals need to be all the same.” I said, “No, I have it shown with different colored neutrals. I like it busy.” We ordered the fabric my way…
When we design a project, the sample fabric isn’t in our hands and we don’t always know scale or color intensity. We just sort of guess. When the fabric came, Kelli questioned me again. I said, “Oh just go with what I ordered”. She was apprehensive and by this time the fabric was at her house and I couldn’t see it so I didn’t know.
In the end, Kelli was right. We should have gone with all the same background fabric. The stars would have shown up better had we done that…do we hate the quilt? NO. But if we ever sew it again…it will be with all the same light background fabric. Lesson learned…sometimes things can be too scrappy looking. (I can’t believe I just said that?!?!)
We love the fabric line…we love the design, we just wish we’d have chosen a less busy background neutral.
Some more details on the quilt…. We used a stripped print for the binding…I love strips for binding.
For the quilting I did something made up that I call lassoed stars.
I do really love this fabric line. My favorite print of the line is on the back of the quilt. Isn’t that a fun floral?
I always pick my favorite fabric from the line for the backing as there are typically leftovers. Oh I can’t wait to play with these left overs.
So Fat Quarter Shop has a jelly roll of Vin du Jour in their hot little hands and would like to give it away to one of my readers…how about YOU??
To see more the fabric from the line and to check out individual prints in the line, you can follow this link.
Just leave a comment here telling a lesson you learned while quilting. We’ll pick a winner next week.