Saturday, February 23, 2013

Crimson Diamonds

Thursday night I finally finished my latest WIP. All of the HSTs and the layout were actually completed two weeks earlier and I had thought I would get all the rows sewn together last weekend but then I became under the weather and just wasn't up to it. With two different antibiotics now in my system, I'm finally feeling more like my usual self and felt up to getting this done. I'm calling it:

Crimson Diamonds
I used the charm packs of Moda Love Letters that I won from Sharon at Vrooman's Quilts last May and a pattern that I found over at Samelia's Mum. I wanted something quick and easy and this pattern was just the ticket.

For the solid I wanted to add a color that would really make it pop and that would coordinate well with the Colonial colors of the line. The Crimson Red in the prints was the perfect choice.
I'm actually going to quilt this one myself with either straight line quilting or Amanda Jean's Honeycomb Quilting (love this idea; need to test it out first). Once completed the quilt is going to be donated to my kids school annual silent auction fundraiser. The event is the independent school's biggest fundraising event of the year and every dollar raised goes to help keep tuition costs down for everyone. The auction items coordinator is anxious to see what this quilt looks like and I'm anxious to see just how much it goes for. The event is at the end of April so it will be a while before I can report that back to you.

I'm glad to have the top done and can't wait to get the quilting completed and the binding attached. I have a big bunch of other projects on the deadline list that I want to get started on. This is going to be one very busy spring in my studio.

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