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Do you remember this quilt? I started it last summer as a quilt-along. I quickly pieced the top, but it took me until now to get it pinned and quilted. One of the big things I learned making this quilt was how to paper piece – a technique which always felt intimidating to me, but turned out to be a lot of fun and results in very exact points and seams.
So a little about the quilt…it is 43.5″ X 61″ – a smallish lap size. I used Sandi Henderson’s beautiful Meadowsweet line for most of the fabrics and sashed the quilt with a Kona cotton gray solid. I added cornerstones in the sashing to give it a little bit of pop.
The back is pieced using solids and more of Meadowsweet. I crafted a mariner’s compass block from a free download and placed it in the center of the back.
The labels are hand embroidered and positioned off center on the left and right just above the mariner’s compass block.
Choosing a binding was a bit of a process. I ended up choosing a wavy, almost-stripe from Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern line of fabric. I think it compliments the quilt well.
The quilting is mostly straight lines in the sashing, but I also quilted around each block and did a little bit of outlining of some of the block features.
All in all, this was a fun quilt to make and I am really happy with the playfulness of the color scheme. It feels summery to me!