Friday, May 15, 2015


Another long overdue retreat finish.  This started on my list for Q1 of the 2015 Finish Along by On the Windy Side but looks like it's going to slip to Q2...  better late than never;-)

I fell in love with these Alexander Henry prints the minute I saw them at Quilter's Way but it took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do with them.

I've wanted to make something from Modern Minimal ever since I met the adorable Alissa Haight Carlton.  While we don't exactly share the same aesthetic, I love the idea of this basket weave quilt.  Rather than using solids, I thought this would be a fun way to showcase these novelty prints.

Since I needed to fussy cut the prints to highlight the design I ended up having to do my own math.  Luckily it came together pretty easily.  There is one partial seam in the middle but luckily Alissa has this fabulous tutorial on her blog to make it super easy:-)

For the quilting I or course turned to my good buddy Angela Walters.  I did bricks in the pink, grass in the green, and flowers in the floral print.

And it wouldn't be one of my quilts without some Nicey Jane and a striped binding;-)

The adorable daughter of my dearest friend spotted this one and claimed it for herself so I know it will be well loved!

Linking up to the fabulous Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side
Quilt Stats:

Finished quilt is 48" x 55"
Pattern based on Basket Weave from Modern Minimal by Alissa Haight Carlton.
Fabrics from the Once Upon a Time collection by Alexander Henry with Kona baby pink and green tea.  Binding Slim Dandy from Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient.
Thread: 50 wt. Aurifil in Arctic Sky (2612), Light Peony (2437) and Dusty Mint (2847).

1 comment:

  1. Very cute fabrics and a great pattern to show them off - love the pink and green together!
    *Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.*