…which is why I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. Because if I make a new year’s resolution, there is no surprise. I don’t carry through with it. That’s just what always happens. However, if I just carry on as usual, I am thrilled with little surprises here and there when I accomplish something that I’ve been wanting to get done.
This weekend, I put together a quilt top. Surprise!! It surprised me how quickly this went together.
I really like how it turned out, and I’m going to have it quilted by someone–although I haven’t figured out who yet. I have never had a quilt quilted by a long arm quilter before. So this is a first for me. Generally, I just can’t afford to do it, but I don’t have to pay for this one myself–woohoo!
I used the lovely new Greenfield Hill collection by Denyse Schmidt in the blue colorway. I was a little hesitant about this line at first, but now I really like it a lot. It’s prettier in person than the pictures show. And it’s got such a great balance of prints, which makes it really wonderful to use. There are some fabrics that are stunning but not so easy to use. This is a fabric line that will look great in so many projects!
This is a closer up view so that you can see the fabrics better. I don’t have a very good place for taking pictures, by the way. This is hanging sideways, so it looks a bit odd.
The pattern is Shadowbox from Mountainpeek Creations. The pattern says “intermediate” level, but I thought it was pretty easy and quick. Things are pieced together in a way that makes the best use of your time, although there are some leftovers of the shadow fabric.
If you are wanting some of these fabrics, head over to Ryan Walsh’s I’m Just a Guy Who Quilts blog. I’m sponsoring a giveaway over there. Good luck!