So I had a sweet pack of charm squares of Heather Ross‘ newest collection Briar Rose for Windham Fabrics. I was so happy to flip through the tiny stack, the colors are just happy. I really had wanted to start this quilt weeks ago, but of course other things always pop up! I let the design ideas float through my brain. Even considered making some patchwork boxes or a tote with these, but in the end a quilt for my new niece (born in July!) kept coming to mind.
I used almost the entire charm pack and made half square triangles for the middle section. I played around with different design options and liked the layout with solids together and prints together. So I sewed them up and decided to add the Essex Yarn Dyed for a little breathing room.
[Natalie modeling the quilt, very huggable.]
And I did spiral quilting!!! I’ve been wanting to try it since I saw one from A Quilt is Nice
, who I guess was inspired by this quilt from Handmade by Alissa
, who in turn was inspired from this quilt
from Denyse Schmidt. Isn’t that crazy how design ideas trickle down?! I really love the effect it gives and I think it unifies the quilt, at least I hope.
Pretty pink and a little bit of piecing for the binding complete it. And I had gotten some yardage of Briar Rose just a few days ago and featured that on the backing.
Of course I have some plans for using up a few leftover HST’s, hopefully I’ll finish that little project tonight. ♥
Fabrics: charm pack Briar Rose
by Heather Ross for Windham
, Essex Yarn Dyed
in Flax, various solids (I wish I could tell you which ones I used, but I didn’t have any labeled – I had been in a monthly Solids Club from Pink Chalk Fabrics
from a few years ago.), binding is Pure Elements by Art Gallery, quilted with Aurifil’s Simply Color
in 28wt, loved it!