The prints in this quilt are Sanctuary by Patty Young (plus one Prince Charming, Tula Pink). I loved this fabric line and bought a fat quarter set of the cool colorway with no plans for it.
Then I found the Kitchen Windows Pattern in The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman and I knew it was perfect.
I pieced my label on the back and used up more of my stash (yay!).
I was stumped on how to quilt it and decided to use the Baptist Fan FMQ tutorial from Don't Call me Betsy. I just altered it and used every other line on the ruler and make it a little less dense.
This quilting was a roller coaster for me. First off, let me say, quilting is not my favorite part of the process so I'm usually looking for the quickest method possible.
I've never done marking on my quilt for quilting before. With the contrast between the solids I had to use a light pen and a dark pen to be able to see the lines. So by the time I was done marking this, I had to set it aside for a while and take a break. Once I started quilting it, it was pretty easy. But when I was done I was not happy with it. My lines were very wobbly and didn't overlap nicely. I was frustrated but threw it in the wash anyway.
When it came out, it was fantastic!! Never underestimate the wash. :)
My binding is a fabric I found at my LQS. Sanctuary was out of print by the time I got to this one but I was happy to find this print that matched the colors.
Size: 52"x 68"
Fabrics: Sanctuary and Kona solids Spearmint and Glacier (I think)
Quilted by: Myself