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I've also been busy working on a fun quilt that I volunteered to pattern test for Melissa, the Flowering Lone Star!
I actually loved making this pattern so much that I made two quilt tops!
The first one I made using fabrics that I've had in my stash for a REALLY long time.
The map print is an old Robert Kaufman print that I had always planned to use for a quilt for my oldest son, but I could never decide on a pattern that was just right.
This pattern was perfect for it! Instead of going to my son though (who's too big for it now), I'm planning to gift it to a friend's daughter that just had a baby boy. It's not really baby-ish, but it's boy-ish, which is what I love about it!
The two plaid prints are random homespun prints that I liked with the RK print! The red is a Kona--not sure of the color exactly! The background is a Moda Mochi Dot, which I haven't ever used before, but I love it! The texture is amazing!
The second quilt top I made using my collection of Amy Butler Soul Blossoms fabric. The white is a Bella Solids bright white--I don't know the name, but I know the number is 9900-98. Technical, huh?
This Amy Butler quilt is destined for my sewing room wall. I can't wait to get these quilted! Any ideas for quilting designs??
Melissa's pattern was SO SO SO fun to sew! Her directions were really simple and full of pictures so I could follow the pattern without having to second-guess or interpret like you have to do with some patterns! She laid everything out in baby steps, so I never felt lost!
She made it really easy to understand how to get the seams to match up perfectly too, without any headache!
The pattern sews up really fast because this is a one block quilt! The quilt measures 50x50 inches, so it's the perfect size for a large wall hanging, a small lap quilt, or even a big-ish baby quilt.
My first top took a couple of days to finish because I was going slow to be sure I did everything right, but I finished the second top in only a day once I knew what I was doing!
There are some Y-seams, but Melissa's instructions made it really easy to understand and execute them without any guesswork, so even if you're new to Y-seams, you won't have any problems getting them sewn up!