My Chicopee quilt is finished and already off to a new home as a little housewarming present for my cousin and family.

I love this new line by Denyse Schmidt, and as I mentioned before, I really love how the entire line looks together. And I think the color palette lends itself well for the fall season. I can totally picture myself relaxing on this quilt among newly fallen colorful leaves. I’d probably be sitting next to a pumpkin and munching on an apple. Definitely… But anyway, you know what I’m saying, right? Great bold colors, and a fun change from all the softly colored Liberty florals I’ve been working with lately.

I decided to do a type of string quilt, using wider strips and positioning them any which way, along the lines of Denyse’s Any Way You Slice It quilt pattern. Some of my strips ended up short, so I started piecing them, and I really like that extra little addition.

The backing is made up with some extra Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids, and a few of the leftover Chiccopee prints, along with a fun diagonally pieced strip of leftover scraps.

I attempted Denyse’s signature loopy quilting, which was a fun change. I need some more practice, but I do love the way it looks on this quilt!

I worried about giving this one as a gift, since those bold colors may not appeal to everyone, but in the end I decided it might provide a nice pop of color. And I must say, it really looked right at home in their new place!


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