Can you believe it’s August already? If only the winter went as quickly as Summer seems to. Oh well..I spent the weekend finishing up my July’s “Quilt of the Month”.July’s quilt is Cluck Cluck Sew’s “inside out” pattern, which I made in a completely non normal size. After cutting and sewing and cutting and sewing I realized that I had made too many blocks for the baby sized quilt, and too few for the twin. I just didn’t have it in me to make any more blocks…so this quilt is about 45″x55″ and I like it that way (darnit!).
I used the stunning “botanics” line from Carolyn Friedlander. I’ve used this line before in my Quilt Market Bag and I love working with it. There’s some beautiful metallics running through some of the prints, and the colors are just so vivid! If you haven’t seen these fabrics in person….you are missing out!There are a lot of little pieces in this quilt, and to be honest with you I struggled a bit with my accuracy. I ended up having to trim my blocks down a 1/2″! I think that it had a lot to do with the small size of the pieces and the 37D foot I was working with. Now that I am using my new 97D foot…I think that if I made this quilt again I would have no issue. I loved seeing these blocks up on the design wall- It was such fun to play with the colors!I used a motif from one of the fabrics as my quilting inspiration. If you look WAY in the top left corner of the above photo you can see a bit of the inspiration fabric. There were these cute little leaves all scattered about…and I thought, well…that looks like a quilting design, and then it was!Hope you like this one…Honestly, I’m just glad it’s done! You can check out January’s Quilt HERE, February’s HERE, March’s HERE, April’s HERE, May’s HERE, and June’s HERE! Seven quilts down, five to go!