Chicopee, any way you slice it

Hello Chicopee! This new line from Denyse Schmidt is totally fun. I love these bold and vibrant colors and as a quilter, I love the smaller prints which I think will become staples in my stash. What I find interesting about this collection is that at first glance there are prints that I wouldn’t necessarily select on their own, yet I think they each add something perfect to the line as a whole. I knew that I needed to make a quilt using the entire line!

I bought a fat quarter stack and added in a few Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids. I thought it was only appropriate to pair Denyse’s new line with the Any Way You Slice It pattern from her first book, Denyse Schmidt Quilts. (I seem to have misplaced my copy of the book, so this is what I recall the pattern to look like.)

As you know, I’m a fan of any type of string quilt, and this one is no exception. Unlike the other string quilts I’ve made, this one doesn’t use a center string, so it’s a bit wonkier. To add to the look, I pieced a few strips and added a snippet or two whenever I found my strips a bit short.

Love it!

(and ps. thank you to this person with the amazing driveway!)

You can find Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee line at these great shops:

Fat Quarter Shop
Fresh Squeezed Fabrics
Hawthorne Threads
Nido
Fabricworm
Sew Modern
Pink Chalk Fabrics

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