Good fortune quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? How the border makes it really stand out. I could not find a true Japanese stripe fabric as is used by Susan but I was pleased that the shirting stripe I found gives the same effect. I was pleased to have quilted it myself but realize I have a lot of practice to do before I can say I am proud of the quilting! What advice would you give someone starting this project? fabric choice is probably the key if you want to try for the same look as Susan's quilt .

What you will need

  • Kate Spains Good Fortune line plus another cotton border with no label.

Q&A with mimis quilts

Applekrisp asked:
really love that border stripe with it, gives it a very Japanese bed roll feel, great pattern!
mimis quilts answered:
Thanks-it is a great book of patterns and ideas and I am planning several from the same book.
gilasunshine asked:
great choice for a border. really makes it pop
mimis quilts answered:
Thanks-the book is fabulous if you like Japanese flavour and fabrics
Tanya W. asked:
Looks great! Nice job!
mimis quilts answered:
thank you Tanya.
Surfside6 asked:
Yummy - never would have guessed this was you!!! So different in style. But I love it anyway. Colors are great - terrific job on the mixing
mimis quilts answered:
Thanks-I am a very eclectic kinda person really-working on a civil war fabric scrap quilt so as you see my tastes run the whole gammit of possibilites.1
Surfside6 asked:
planning to start watching Kaye England's class soon. I have it, just need some down time. I like to watch before I quilt. Perhaps you can throw me some suggestions for fabrics, workign with my stash. Size, color, that kind of thing, to get the civil war look....not too well versed and know Kaye will set me straight. I think to day is going to be a play with fabric day, if I can find the kitchen table. It's muggy here and going to get worse, so I think I shall play!!!
mimis quilts answered:
Hi. look on the site fat quarter shop-they usually have tons of civil war fabrics as does keepsake quilting. I seem to have picked up stuff from all of these sites.