Here is a darling quilt done by Dawn of "Quilted by Dawn." We LOVE this quilt, so when Dawn submitted her quilt to us, we were so happy. I am a big fan of wedding ring quilts, this looks like a more modern take. Make sure to check out her blog, Dawn is fairly new to the blogging world, so give her a big welcome. Thanks Dawn!
This is a Denyse Schmidt quilt pattern (Single Girl), but since I made it for our happily married bed, 'Single Girl' didn't seem like quite the name I wanted for it, so we call it 'Family Circle.' I had been wanting to make this design for a long time, trying to get Katie Jump Rope fabrics to make is, but alas - I came into the game too late to scoop up that fabric line. When the Hope Valley line came out, I quickly bought some fat quarters, then added and subtracted fabrics from my stash until I came up with an acceptable balance.
I brought this quilt everywhere, dragging it around on a cookie sheet to keep the peices flat, while our kids went to soccer games and dance practice. I actually really hated the colors as I was making it - in little pieces it just didn't seem to flow, but now that it's together, I like it again.
I love tags - stuck this one on included into the binding, and love that idea. I think I'll do it again sometime.
Anyway - it's done!!! That was a lot of work, and sure is nice to snuggle up with at night - all the stippling just makes it drape so nicely. Well done, me!