Swell Top Completed
The second quilt top from Simply Retro is complete! Actually it's almost quilted already so it may be finished in a couple of days.
This one has a fairly distinctive color palette. I started with a stack of some Midwest Modern by Amy Butler prints that I'd been hoarding. In the end I added a lot of other prints. It was fun putting together a quilt with such a distinctive group of colors. The downside is that the finished quilt is less versatile because it definitely would not appeal to everyone, nor suit a wide variety of home decor.
The pattern, (Swell in the book Simply Retro) is an easy relaxing one to cut, only one size of square and one size of rectangle. It's equally easy to sew. It's definitely one I'd recommend as a beginner pattern.