Y’all, I am so happy and excited to get this quilt done. This is one that I wanted to rush through and finish quickly, BUT I forced myself to go slow. It’s actually a fairly quick finish, so dragging it out a step a month made me groan, but I did it. An almost year long adventure.
I’ve just returned from a magical adventure (more on that very soon), and this is my first finish upon my return. Well, it’s just a quilt top finish, but that still sings of a completed step, doesn’t it?
Anyways, if you remember we started this here Morning Sun quilt along at the beginning of February and each month a fairly small step was needed to move forward. This was the slowest, easiest quilt along I’ve ever finished. I’ll probably re-do the quilt along sometime next year and make it bi-weekly because I really love this quilt and I’d like to make it again in sunrise colors. Until then, I’ll be releasing this as a purchasable pattern within the next few days, so look for that. If you are signed up for my newsletter you’ll receive an email and coupon code when it releases.
My Quilt Patterns
All that was needed this month was a bit of piecing the blocks altogether and one final border. I LOOOOOVE it!!
I particularly like all the low volume I used in this. And look! I finally managed to stick with pale low volume, something I seem to have a hard time doing.
So a bit about this quilt just in case you are new around these parts: I designed this quilt originally to be a part of the Bari J quilt along that started last Fall and ended earlier this year. I actually designed two quilts and Bari chose one for the quilt along, which ended up being Anthologie. This one felt too great to let sit in a notebook, so here we are with this year’s quilt along.
This pattern, with the way it’s put together, reminds me of medallion quilts. You know, where you are always putting on the next border around and around until you are finished. This one kinda gets put together very similarly, not quite, but similar. We start in the middle and work our way around.
I’m still ridiculously in love with Dresden plates (see my how to page here). I think I’ll keep trying to slide them into many of my patterns. Have you noticed?
If you have made this quilt or do so in the future, it has a very special custom quilt label here. Isn’t that cute?
Custom Quilt Labels
Thanks to everyone who participated in the quilt along! It’s been fun getting to meet and get to know so many of you. We’ll do this again very soon!
Stay tuned for details about the pattern release in just a bit. Finished quilt pictures are coming very soon.
Low volumes I used:
- Make Drafts Paper
- Looming Stone
- Shredded Chess
- Flyaway Petalums
- Stitched Anthomania
- Lillium Expectations
Prints I used:
- Clover Field
- Dreams of Kandace
- NY Circuit
- Sauvage Sky
- The Shambles
- Remembroes Doilies
- Petal Strings
I’ve really enjoyed making this quilt. I liked that it went slow because it gave me a chance to work on other projects while I was making a quilt that was “out of the box” for me. I usually stick with more simple projects and your design was different and one that I would not have picked myself. I loved working with your fabrics and especially the fact that everything was delivered and cut perfectly so all I had to do was sew. Now I have two “quilt alongs” finished and want to do another one soon.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Linda! I hope you’ll join in on the I am Enough Quilt along that starts at the end of the month. ?