I love this quilt! I'm very proud of it.
I got the fabric in a fat quarter bundle (I think the prints are Denise Schmidt - I added the bicycle print) from Alewives Fabric in Maine when we were there in August. Loved the store! It is on the main land just a few minutes away from where my mother-in-law spends her summers (well, a few minutes from the landing... the boat ride off the island takes a few more minutes!). When I got home, I decided one bundle wasn't enough, so I ordered a second bundle (plus some other bits and pieces, of course!). What a pleasure it was to order from them.
The backing came from Target. Yup, really. I found it the end of summer with the "back to college" bedroom items. I was originally looking at the coordinating sheets, and found this packaged fabric next to it. It was being marketed as a do-whatever-you-want-with-it-in-your-dorm-room item. Curtains, room divider, etc. Wonder if they ever thought it would back a quilt...
This is only the second quilt that I've stippled. Although I notice a few funny spots, overall I'm really pleased with the effect. The binding came from Miss D's stash. She has got an amazing amount of fabric in her stash, and she loves digging through it for just the right piece! I like the contrast of the teal against the pieced fabrics.
I'm not sure what I am going to do with this quilt. I had originally intended to give it as a gift. I had no one in particular in mind (I find it difficult to start a quilt if I am making it for a specific person... too much pressure to make it "just right"), and now I think I may be the recipient. I did tell Matt that we may need to redecorate a room to go with the quilt!
Now I just need to come up with a title for the quilt. Any suggestions?
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