Here's the back...almost as fun as the front!
It all started when I caught the quilting bug last spring and started messing around with different quilt blocks and styles. I'd find a block I wanted to try,
Yup, I had to stand on my kids' slide to get pics from above (don't be jealous of my fab, very professional photo studio)...this thing is big! I still have to measure it, but I used batting for a full size quilt and there wasn't a whole lot left over. No wonder this thing took me ages to finish!I wanted a simple, modern design that didn't take a lot of cutting and difficult piecing. It was scary enough to make a quilt this big. This pattern was just the ticket (inspired by this quilt). I used 5 (or maybe 6) charm packs of Bonnie & Camille's Bliss and cut 5" white squares to make the "diamonds". I also had some Bliss flannel that I cut into 5" squares and mixed in. I thought about making it a bit smaller, but didn't feel like cutting up the charms...so that and the pattern dictated the size. I love that it's big, though...better to snuggle on the couch with the boys!
I used Mod Buds in aqua from Liz Scott's Sugar Pop line for the back, pieced together with leftover charms and some more of the flannel. I just want to say that I cannot wait for Liz's Domestic Bliss line to arrive in stores - I am going to buy it all!
The binding is Sarah Jane's Dot to Dot in red from her Children at Play collection. I think it works perfectly and, in my opinion, they are the PERFECT sized dots!
So, there you have it - my first big quilt finish. I'm linking to Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday...go check it out!