I had the opportunity to sew with Lotta Jansdotter’s upcoming line for Windham Fabrics, Glimma, recently. I showed you one quilt I made using this line, a fun wonky cross quilt, made to show off the great colors in this line.
I was having so much fun using her new line that I started right in on a second quilt, this time setting those prints in a sea of white.
This quilt was certainly harder to put together than the first! I initially started out by making up lots of little blocks using Lotta’s prints. Then I started playing around with those blocks on the design wall, and after a lot of rearranging I came up with this waterfall-like design. Actually sewing it together was another challenge! Since the blocks were all different sizes, it required a lot of cutting, trimming, and sewing small pieces together and then trying to fit them together like a puzzle!
I used up some larger pieces of the line for the backing, quilted it with vertical straight lines and bound it with the gray coordinating solid, then I had to quickly mail it off to Windham Fabrics. In my rush, I failed to even snap a photo, but fortunately both quilts were part of a photo shoot thanks to Windham, so the photos in this post (except for the last one) are courtesy of Windham Fabrics.
Lotta’s third line is due out in April, but I’d love to give you a chance to win some now! I had a bit leftover from these two quilts and have cut up pieces of each print. There should be enough here to make up a nice-sized quilt. Just leave a comment on this post (one per person, please!) and I’ll select a winner on Sunday morning.
Update: Comments are now closed and a winner has been selected and announced!