Did you know Laurie Wisbrun has yet another fabulous line coming out soon? You might remember some of these prints from a little while back – Laurie was offering them through her Etsy shop, and I bought a FQ stack to make a gray and yellow quilt for Max’s room (I hate to admit that they never quite made it into a quilt, though I do admire them in a lovely little stack on my fabric shelves!) I did make up a fun pillow for the rocker in his room though, and I was so pleased to hear that Robert Kaufman decided to pick up this line. It’s called Perfectly Perched and it will be available in July in these three great colorways.
Can you pick a favorite? I still can’t, but decided to go with the raspberry and lime prints for my first quilt out of this line. I added in a few additional prints – that great circle print from Laurie’s Modern Whimsy line (and as an aside, many of Laurie’s circles go quite well with this new line… I’m just saying!), a bit of flea market fancy, a little floral from Children at Play, and the Running Stitch print from Patty Young’s latest line.
The quilt design came about from me playing around with a little paper piecing and some leftover paper squares from the last string quilt I made. I didn’t use a pattern, but you can find a similar design in Gwen Marston’s Liberated Quiltmaking II. (Rita also made a beautiful (and much more precise!) version here, and references a different pattern.)
You could be more precise and have everything all line up neatly, but I decided to cut my pieces freehand and let them be wonky. I like the look and I think it pairs well with the mismatched patchwork plum background. I’m particularly fond of this patchy background, and was happy to find these plum solids in my stash. I’m not certain of all the colors, though I know there’s some Kona Cerise along with a couple solids from Michael Miller’s new Cotton Couture line (still need to get that color card!)
And now, the dilemma… backing? I can’t decide. Plum, lime green, some other color? Rather than think about it, I’ve set it aside for a while, but I’d really like to get it quilted, so if you have a suggestion, I’m all ears!