I can’t believe it’s time for another BQF already! I am so excited to be able to participate in this time!! If you’ve never been on the blog-hop before, I suggest taking a stroll through all the amazing quilts showcased! I had so much fun browsing all of the other quilters blogs. I really loved making this quilt and every thing about it is so perfectly me and, that’s why I will be sharing it with you.
I have been wanting an aqua and pink quilt for quite some time. I saw the Domestic Bliss fabric and I knew that I wanted to pair it up with some aqua solids but I was on the hunt for the perfect pattern when Katy hosted the Hop-a-long. This was exactly what I had been looking for! A pattern that would showcase the fabric line as well as the aqua solids in a way where neither one competed with the other. I had never worked with this many bias cut fabrics before and during the quilt-a-long I read that many quilters were suggesting using spray starch to help keep everything lined up… I had never worked with spray starch before either! This quickly became a quilt of many firsts for me.
I found that not all spray starches were made alike and that I much prefer Faultless brand over Niagara because the Niagara yellowed on me! Pink and aqua are my colors.. I love them together and I always have.. so I was extremely excited about finishing this one. Despite my fears of it being a difficult finish, it really was not. I love pretty much all of Camille’s patterns so no surprises here.
I also used a new-to-me binding technique to help the binding lay flatter. I really like it and plan to use it on all of my quilts. I’ve made a mental note to photograph the process for the next quilt so I can share it with you! I didn’t think about taking pics of the binding for this quilt but I really wish I had but the technique is really very simple, just a simple zigzag all around the edges. If you have a serger I imagine this would work too!
Size: 60″x70″ – Photographed on Queen size bed.
Pattern: Hopscotch by Thimble Blossoms
Fabric: Domestic Bliss & Bella Solids
Pieced & Bound by: Nina Stoma aka. CherrySprinkle / The Whimsy Seamstress
Professionally Quilted by: Donna Frances aka. Donna’s In The Attic
Quilting Design: Loopy Meander Pantograph – Edge to Edge