This is one of the first quilts I fell in love with.
I fell hard. Still not over missing the Anna Maria Horner Good Folks run, but I’m delighted that I now know a little more about quilting and see this pattern is a disappearing nine patch.
Later, I fell in love again with another AMH patchwork quilt I found on Flickr here. This time it was Loulouthi. I hadn’t missed that boat yet.
I bought a half-yard bundle of Loulouthi, split it into fat quarters, stashed one set and used the other set of fq’s in this quilt top. The squares are 9″ (to minimize waste from the fq but still get two big blocks), and you’re correct if you see the piece of Mind’s Eye from AMH’s Field Study line. I bought two bags of studio scraps from AMH’s shop when they were running a 2 for 1 special, and I was excited when several of them were big enough to use in this top.
I’m still figuring out a quilting plan, but I’m eager to use this quilt – it won’t sit long in the WIP pile. I have a set of modal sheets that my sweetheart hates because they’re too soft and “slippery,” and I’m jumping at the bit to put one on the back of a quilt just for me.
I’m pretty sure I’ve heard it’s “against the rules” to put a sheet on the back of a quilt, but as I mentioned in my last post on improv, I’m a jump-in-head-first-read-instructions-later kind of girl. I know that different material types can wear and age at different rates or have different rates of shrinkage, but I can’t imagine it’ll be a huge problem here. I’ll have to learn the hard way, but if you’ve got your own thoughts on sheets as quilt backs, I’d LOVE to hear them.
Plus, it’s just an easy patchwork. I’m okay if this one wears out after a few years. AMH will probably have many more new lines between now and then…
Linking up to Freshly Pieced, Sew Fresh Quilts, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics, Quilt Story, and Blossom Heart Quilts. I now feel sufficiently linked? Linkied? Actually, I feel kind of silly linking up all over the place, but I like the idea that I’m putting my projects out in the interwebs. So cheers to the linky party hosters!