Meredith made this quilt, she is a young lady who loves bright colors and fun patterns. She picked a great combination in the pattern which is:
|image from Pink Chalk Fabrics|
And the fabric is Riley Blake's Gracie Girl
Meredith worked on this for a period of about 3 months, remember she is a college student and has limited time. Meredith would lay the pattern of fabric out on my cutting table and sew a row together. Once the row was together, she would attach it to the quilt rows. While she was doing this, I was trying to sew, lifting up her pieces and rows, trying to find my bodice, sleeves, etc or probably the seam ripper! It didn't take long to figure out we needed another cutting table. Out went a piece of furniture and in came at Joann's cutting table (40% off). That has made all the difference in the world, so much easier to sew with two people now.
Meredith and I attend our local quilt club which is currently having a two-color (using solids) quilt challenge. Someone asked Meredith if she was participating, she looked at them like they were crazy. Several members broke out in giggles, no.... Meredith cannot do just two colors, let alone solids!
The longarm quilter likes for you not to scallop the borders until after she quilts it. Very understandable, keeps the edges from turning up when the machine is quilting the quilt.
I traced on the scallops using the template provided in the pattern but I made Meredith cut them out. I didn't want that responsibility of cutting into this gorgeous quilt. The two-sided scallop border (which is what is on the pattern) really does add a bit of the unexpected to the quilt
Meredith holding the quilt while I get the camera and self-timer set up. I couldn't resist taking this picture
here is the quilting, gorgeous isn't it? Meredith selected gray thread.
I think Meredith is ready for summer, a break from school and she has been buying lots of fabric. I think she has about 5 quilts to make!
One thing I know for sure, she does beautiful work.