Monday, March 5, 2012

Quilt #18 - Shortcake

I love this quilt, and I especially love the fabric.  Isn't is a sweet, girly quilt?

This was the Strip Club quilt at High Country Quilts for January.  The fabric is Figtree for Moda "Strawberry Fields"  (got mine from freshsqueezedfabrics) and the pattern is "Shortcake" by Cluck Cluck Sew.

It's an easy, fairly quick quilt to make.  The only problem I had was with my background fabric.  I used the Strawberry Fields "Vanilla" semi-solid.  The color is so subtle, I had a hard time telling what was the right and what was the wrong side.  About half of my first block had the wrong side up on the background fabric.  Now I know when it is quilted, it will be near impossible to tell.  But I would know!  So I spent two hours ripping apart those blocks and fixing my mistake.  Too bad it's too windy to take photos outside, because the colors in this fabric are a lot prettier than they appear here.

When I made the 9-patch blocks, I took my fabric outside so I could see what was the right side. The pattern includes three sizes, Throw, Twin and Queen -- I made the Twin.  Maybe there is a great-niece in the family who will like this one?

Come back tomorrow for a tutorial featuring this quilt!

1 comment:

  1. It is beautiful for sure. Can't wait to see your tutorial tomorrow.


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