Archive for March 29th, 2011

March LaPetité Grown-up!

Just after seeing the pattern, Endless Summer, for the March LaPetité project, I was on the Fat Quarter Shop site and LOVED this fabric line.  With the bouquet panels, I thought it would be perfect to enlarge.  I’d have a spring/summer throw for the couch instead of another  wallhanging.

I used the Skye Penelope Fat Quarter Bundle as my fabric that included 1 panel piece.  I added coordinating fabrics for the sashing & posts and the border.   I mapped out my plan on my EQ7 software and came up with my quilt size and the number of pieced blocks I needed to make.

I started the project on National Quilting Day (3/19) and railroaded myself by cutting tooooo many pieces for my pieced blocks which wasted time and fabric.  😦   By the time I had the 15 blocks made… I wasn’t even sure if I liked them anymore!! Argh!!

However, I continued on and on evenings I was too tired to quilt, I could piece the sashings or assemble the rows.  Over last weekend, I got my samples ready for my upcoming Saturday class.  I was finished mid-Sunday so then proceeded to finish my Endless Summer quilt.   Tomorrow I’m going to load it on the long-arm and get it quilted.    I love freehand quilting so much but must get in some pantograph work so that will be the project for this quilt.

It finishes to 61″ x 70 1/2″.   The binding will be the floral print like the border.

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