This quilt was finished a couple of months ago but it took some time for me to get some good photos to share. I have a new, fun spot for quilt photos by the way, and you're going to see more of this bridge over the summer :)
This is my Little Miss Sunshine quilt, which I first blogged about here. Back before these cute fabrics were even in the stores, Vanessa (Lella Boutique) generously sent me a box of Little Miss Sunshine scraps. It was such a treat!
I found the block pattern that I wanted to use from the Winter 2015 issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. It's block #1184 called Electric Avenue and it's designed by Jessi Kurtz.
Here's what the individual block looks like. It has so much potential - change the color / fabric placement in the block, or change the block layout in the quilt and you'll get a different look each time. It's a great block to use with scraps, or smaller leftover bits from a favorite quilt. In fact, I'm tempted to make another quilt like this using just the gems from my scrap bins.
I made 30 blocks to get a throw sized quilt which measures 60" x 72".
There's really a lot of options for laying out these blocks - this is just one!
I wanted to soften the lines of this quilt a little so I quilted it in some loops. You can see a little of the quilting in the photo. The pretty pink bias stripe I used for the binding is also from the Little Miss Sunshine line.
It's always interesting to me to see how different binding options can change the look of a quilt! I first tried out a navy bias stripe but it demanded too much attention. The pink worked much better, and does a nice job of pulling out the pretty pinks and corals in the quilt.
Little Miss Sunshine fabrics are still available in stores for a bit longer. You can find it here at the Fat Quarter Shop, here at Southern Fabric, and some bundles here at Westwood Acres.
And before I forget! I wanted to announce the winner of the low volume fat quarter bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop - The winner was #61: Crazy Quilter
Congratulations Crazy Quilter - and I've sent you an email. Thank you to the Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring the giveaway, and thank you to all of you for your comments!