Even since I saw Steffani's St Louis 16 patch quilt on her blog, I have been smitten. I am not sure if it is the richness of the colours, the gorgeous AMH fabrics, the purples (I adore purple!) or what it is, but I knew I wanted to make one too.
Source : sewwithsass.blogspot.com
I didn't jump on the bandwagon when it was first doing the rounds of Flickr and Instagram as the time wasn't right, but I had the urge to cut into my Chicopee last week. This is one of my favourite Denyse Schmidt ranges and I think it is the rich colours of the reds, the oranges, pinks and blues that just sang to me.
I started off with just 4 blocks to see if I liked the look of them. They stitched up so easily. Seriously, Steffani's tutorial is incredibly easy to follow. I mixed the Chicopee with some Hope Valley and some older ranges of DS fabrics that I have been
hoarding waiting for the right quilt to come along.
I loved the look of these so continued until I had 22. Was going to go for a 5 x 6 layout but it would have been for one mother of a quilt! Will pop the extra 2 on the back.
Max, our Bichon, inspecting the quilt
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced