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InstructionsWhen I saw this book displayed, I purchased it solely for the quilt pattern. I wanted to replicate it as close as possible, so I began saving my scraps. I saved and collected scraps for over a year before I began to cut and sew the quilt. In the end, the cost of the quilt was minimal because all I had to purchase to complete it was the batting and the backing.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Romantic, Whimsical, Funky, Hipster, Cute
Scraps of fabric, batting, machine appliqu.
What was your inspiration?
I revamped my son's room when he went to college and painted the walls a melon green. One of the walls had nothing on it, and I needed something to fill the space that was bright and cheerful. A quilt was the perfect solution, and once I saw the pattern, I knew that it would work well in that space.
What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the fact that I actually finished this quilt. It took me a full year of saving scraps before I began to cut and sew. I am notorious for switching gears, and am amazed that a year after purchasing the pattern I actually followed through with the project.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This quilt is relatively easy to make. The tracing and cutting is a bit tedious. If you are going to use scraps to make this quilt, I would suggest tracing and cutting each scrap before you stash it. That way, when you are ready to sew the quilt, you won't have hours of tracing and cutting because the shapes and letters will be ready to go.