My friend, René, over at René Creates, has released her first pattern — woohoo!
And she’s been having a Blog Hop to celebrate. And today is my turn to show you my Peace Quilt.
When René asked for testers, I willingly volunteered. I had the perfect bunch of fabric scraps I wanted to use! And to go with them, I chose an orange solid for my background. Orange is My Cowboy’s favorite color, and although red is my favorite color, I’ve been crushing on orange quite a bit lately. (Is that called an Orange Crush?)
This quilt was very fast and easy to put together, and René’s instructions are excellently written. I cut it out one evening, and had it put together the next day.
The pattern includes instructions for 3 different sizes of the quilt. I wanted to do the largest size, but knew I didn’t have time to make all the pinwheels (plus I wanted to use my chosen scraps in bigger chunks), so I made the middle-sized version, and just added a border all around.
Another thing I like about this pattern is all the negative space to play with quilting. I went a little wild with my quilting, but I’ve been wanting to put a quilt on the frame and just be free to play around and not worry about messing up. I can’t do that with a customer quilt, so the Peace quilt worked quite nicely for that!
I’m the last of the testers to show you my Peace Quilt, but all the others still have their give-aways going on, so be sure and visit them to see their versions of the quilt, and enter at all of them for a chance to win a PDF copy of the pattern for yourself.
You can also comment here for a chance to win a PDF copy of the pattern. Just leave me a comment below, and while you’re at it, tell me what you think I oughta bind my quilt with. I have it quilted, but I can’t decide on a binding! Should I do the plain orange, should I use the leftover scraps and go scrappy, or should I use a stripe or a different solid color? What would you do? I’ll draw for a give-away winner on Monday, February 4.
Here’s the list of the other testers’ give-aways:
Katie at KT Quilts
Michele at Nostalgic Cafe
Cindy at Live a Colorful Life
Michelle at Frustrated Quilter
Stephanie at Peas in a Pod
Terri at Terri’s Notebook
Doris at Made by a Brunnette
Mary at Mary on Lake Pulaski
And tomorrow, Friday, February 1, be sure to visit René herself at René Creates for a give away as well.
And I’ll leave you with some more shots of the wild quilting I did. I may . . .
. . . have gone . . .
. . . a little . . .
. . . overboard. But I really wanted to try a bunch of stuff I’m too scared to try on a customer’s quilt.
Even the back is wild!
I used 3 different fabrics and pieced the backing, just to use up some scraps.
It really shows up on the back side!
All my little bobbles show –eeek!
But you can see that I did different designs (mostly geometric) in the background area, and swirls all through the peace sign patches.
Thanks for visiting! Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win a PDF copy of the pattern, and visit all the other testers and enter their give-aways, too. And be sure and check with René tomorrow for her wrap-up and give-away.