I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how much I love this one.
It took me so long to commit to actually using up so much of my Flea Market Fancy stash, and I mentioned last time that I was still cringing when I looked at all that fabric in one quilt, but now that it’s done, I’m so happy that I went ahead with it.
I used all my favorite FMF prints in this simple design. I wanted to see larger sections of each print, and this design worked well for that. Plus, it’s quick and easy to put together — so easy that it’s possible to end up with a much larger quilt than you originally intended…
I didn’t set out to make it this large, but really, is a quilt ever too big? This one measures about 64″ x 78″, so a very generous throw for the couch. You can kind of tell how big it is from the photo below, where Morgan is wrestling with it – trying to hold it up without dragging it on the ground.
The back is mainly an aqua solid, which I’m obviously quite fond of — I used it on the back of this quilt, and I have plans to use it on the back of this one as well.
I added in a strip of the FMF scraps, and then several small blocks at the bottom.
They make me smile. And lately I’ve been including a few in each quilt I make. Kind of fun, I think. The quilting is once again straight lines on the diagonal, with a double stitch line on every other diagonal.
What you can’t tell from these photos is that despite the sun, it was only about 10 degrees out. I owe Morgan big time for traipsing around in the snow and patiently waiting while I got the shots I wanted.
I did let him use the quilt later on though, so that’s gotta count for something, right?
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