A Hopeful Quilt for Me
First of all, I'm taking part in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, if you didn't come from there, head on over and check out all the quilty goodness.
This quilt has been in the works for a while. When Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt came out, my first reaction was that it was kinda drab and boring. But by now, I really love it. Somehow the colors are rich, yet grownup and subdued. Old fashioned without being drab.
I used CluckCluckSew's free tutorial to piece the quilt top. And before you all turn up your nose at raw-edge piecing, just let me put a word in for it. Sure, it's a bit more casual, and maybe it is lazy, but I'm thinking it's the only way I'm ever gonna have a whole quilt pieced with circles. And now that's it's all washed and soft I really like the extra texture it gives.
This quilt top sat around for a long time waiting to have it's back made. Once upon a time I fell in love with this quilt back, and set it on my brain shelf for this quilt. After I had the geese made, I decided to add the word HOPE in. Partly because this quilt is made from Hope Valley fabric, but mainly because this is a word that I need to be reminded of lately.
Now I'm off to snoop around the Quilt Festival. Happy Quilting!