I’m jumping ahead to Spring with these happy colors. I finished this quilt top in October and I’ve slowly been ticking quilts off my to-finish list.
A funny story about this one….a certain 2 year old in my house took my tiny thread snips to the corners of this quilt while it was folded on my table. I didn’t even see her do it until I went to baste the quilt and noticed the corners were hacked to pieces!
Luckily she only cut the corners, so I was able to save it by giving the quilt rounded corners. Also luckily she’s really cute and can do no wrong (and she didn’t hurt herself!).
I used an older jelly roll by One Canoe Two for Moda called Tucker Prairie.
I free motion quilted this with loops, the backing and binding are from my Hello Jane fabric line. Normally with the rounded corners I’d use a bias cut binding, but since I already had the binding made before I realized I’d need to round the corners, I just went with it pinning and going slow.
I love the way it turned out, maybe even more than the original quilt I made for this pattern!
It’s almost March!!! If you are sewing along with me making Shimmer Blocks, you should be almost done making 4 blocks for February!
If 4 blocks feels like too much for your or you are feeling overwhelmed…just make one or two blocks a month. Remember just to have fun with it and learn as you go, and don’t put pressure on yourself to keep up with me or make your blocks perfect (mine are NOT perfect). In March we’ll make 4 more blocks, so do what you can!
The Shimmer pattern is still on sale until March 1st if you still want to join us…you’ll only have 4 blocks to make for February (or just make one extra block the rest of the 4 months!).
I realized after I made my 4 blocks that I need to lay off the yellow in my next blocks. I love yellow but these blocks are BRIGHT together. Happy Shimmer-ing!