Aria quilt top

I had a finished quilt to show you last week, but my computer crashed and took with it all the photos I had taken of said quilt (and all the photos from Henry’s first year – ah!). Luckily, Morgan was able to recover most (all?) of them and has replaced the hard drive in my computer, so I’m now sorta back in business. Except that now all my older photos are all stored on some other drive somewhere and I haven’t taken the time to try to find them yet. So instead, a few photos of this new quilt top I made last week (largely unedited, as I seem to have also lost my copy of photoshop…)

Those nice people at Windham Fabrics occasionally send me new fabrics to play with (thank you!!), and I had received this lovely bundle of Aria by Kelly Ventura.

I love Kelly’s work and have one of her watercolor prints framed in our bathroom, so I was excited to take a closer look at her second collection for Windham.

I initially partially unfolded the fat quarters and pinned them to my design wall to look at all the prints together. The more I looked at it, the more I liked the simple way they were pinned to the board, and when Morgan came home from work that night, he said the same thing, so I decided to just sew them together as they were (how’s that for nice and easy?!)

They’re all cut in 4″ strips and paired with a Robert Kaufmann chambray for the background solid. I staggered the strips randomly as I sewed them together and then just trimmed the top and bottom. I really like how it turned out! Sometimes quick and simple is just what you need.

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