So off we went to one of my favorite Quilt Shops - The Quilt Patch :)
We walked in the door and Sue, the owner, greeted me by name. After introductions off Kristen went searching through the fabric and patterns for what would make her new apartment more homey. Kristen is always very fun to shop with as she has wonderful taste and unique style! She decided on a simple pattern named "Just Can't Cut It" - but added her own flair with very exciting colors!
Kristen immediately knew the color theme she was after and chose several fabrics right off. With the help of Sue! a pro at putting different textures of fabric together, Kristen made her final fabric choices and ended up with these 6 - don't they just BRIGHTEN THINGS UP A BIT!
Funny, I have two of these fabrics in my 'stash' and NEVER would have thought of putting this combination together. I love to work with other people and see new ideas! Always learning new things. :)
The finished quilt front come together beautifully and after adding the borders and multi-colored binding this is the quilt as Kristen received it:
|Kristen's graduation quilt 2010|
|close up pinwheel design|
Full back of quilt.
Here is the Quilt folded so that you can see both sides.
This past May our son Mason graduated and has just made his fabric choice and being a boy... looked at the several! quilt tops in process and said 'that one looks nice' to a 9 patch design. He chose Hoffman's Sangria Bali Pops for the fabric :) I'm heading out for a retreat mid-September with my girlfriends from SVQG and plan on this quilt to be one of my projects..... What shall I do with the back???....
Girl Friend and Quality Quilting Time! Can't beat that...
And I would have to say that I've never seen a Bali Pop that I didn't want to take home and play with!!
There... admitted ONE of my guilty pleasures!!