Pattern by Kate Conklin Designs
Do your quilts talk to you? Well mine certainly do, and this one was quite sassy and opinionated. After cutting out and preparing 31 hearts in the fabrics used for the nine patch blocks, it simple demanded that I set most of them aside and dig into some other Sis Boom fabrics. And do more fussy cutting. When a quilt speaks, I listen. (Well, usually. I can be pretty sassy and opinionated myself).
And the more Sis Boom fabrics I cut into, the more I realized that I just had to do the border I've been waiting months to do. I was inspired by Kathy Doughty's border on "Erica's Honesty" in Material Obsession 2 and could not believe my luck when I found a bolt of the lovely Patsy fabric in turquoise and purple on sale at Bolt last fall. I bought FIVE yards! So, yes -- I had more than enough to do this. The warm pinks and oranges were threatening to overtake the greens and blues and the quilt just seemed to need the cooler colors of this border.
I wasn't sure what I thought about matching the repeating print, but it wasn't as difficult as I thought, and I'm pretty pleased with the results.
And now to decide on how to quilt it. Speak to me quilt -- I'm listening.
With wishes, true and kind -- Joan