I did manage to sneak out Thursday afternoon and get some shots of Pretty in Pink since we had a beautifully sunny afternoon.
It's hard to tell up against the fence, but I decided to use a chocolately-brown fabric for the binding (and the backing!) to ground the quilt a bit. I didn't want it to be overwhelmingly pink! This is my first scrappy(-ish) quilt and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I tried really hard not to do any planning with my block placement so as to give the quilt a really random look. I finally opted to do some straight-line quilting to frame the blocks in pink thread.
Just for fun, I'm linking up at Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday, to celebrate the finish!
Be sure to check out all of the other yummy projects, including Heather & Megan's latest Moda Bake Shop table runner tutorial!
If you're interested in making your own version of my Pretty in Pink quilt, the pattern is now available in my etsy shop. You can still receive 50% off of all patterns by using the coupon code JAN2012 before the end of the day.
Fabric requirements are:
- White-on-White Floral print: 2 yards
- Various Pink and White Fat Quarters: at least 7 (sample used 12), or scraps totaling 1 + 3/4 yards
- Brown and Pink Print (for Binding): 1/2 yards
I'm off to try and get some sewing done before my little one wakes up! Happy Sewing!