In February, I was excited to have won a copy of the Dizzying Diamonds pattern by Sew Bittersweet Designs for meeting my January ALYoF goal. I shopped around for just the right layercake and decided that Bonnie & Camille's Daysail collection would be perfect. I was super excited to find it available on sale through Craftsy. A chunk of Navy Kona and I was in business.
I love almost every print in this collection. I did leave the striped prints out of this quilt - I thought they would be distracting and thankfully you do not need the entire cake to make this pattern.
Here is my finished quilt...Isn't it pretty! This is the second quilt I have made using a Bonnie & Camille collection and I have loved them both. I think they are one of my favorite fabric designers.
For the quilting, I went with a freehand floral design in a navy thread. I love the texture it adds to the quilt. For the back, I had this fun navy chevron in my stash - another bargain purchase I knew would come in handy someday!
There were lots of HSTs in this quilt - in fact, 4 of each print. A trick I use to disperse prints throughout a quilt top is to sort 4 identical stacks. Use one stack for each quadrant of the quilt. Now you won't have all of one print in one area of your quilt top. Pretty clever, huh!
I did get stalled out on this project more than once waiting for an empty design wall. I was beginning to think I would never finish it!
Thanks goodness for Finish-Alongs! I was determined to get this one done before the end of June!
I have done really poorly meeting my second quarter goals for the 2015 Finish Along with On the Windy Side. While I had set 4 goals, this quilt will be my only finish. (Insert sad face).
But the third quarter will soon be here so I can set some new goals. These finish-alongs really do help me keep focused on the finishes!
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Crazy Mom Quilts
WIPS be Gone
Sew can she
On the Windy Side
Pat Sloan (UFO Busting)
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