For this quilt I sort of played along for the QAL of the Retro Flowers quilt pattern by The Sometimes Crafter. Despite the fact that these curves were killing me, I was motivated once I decided who this quilt should belong to. I shipped it off to my cousin and his wife for their new baby coming next month. I was so happy to hear that she adores it.
This is some of my favorite fabric ever. I love the little elephants.
By the way, check out the sad corner of the blue chair. I think my chair is in need of a face lift one of these days. The poor thing is wearing out. I'm debating on just recovering it with the same fabric, or I might upgrade to Laurie's new line Perfectly Perched.
I added the green border because I felt like it need something to tie in that one lonely green flower.
I'm not sure I'll be doing another quilt like this for a while, but I'm so glad I tackled it. I admit the thing that made this doable for me was watching Leanne's video from She can Quilt. I've always tried to pin my curves because that is what you are supposed to do, right? Well, after watching Leanne's video I stopped pinning my curves cold-turkey, and surprisingly, it's way easier to sew curves without pins. NY Beauty blocks--no pins. Retro Flowers blocks--no pins. Improv curves--no pins. It took a bit of getting used to. I have learned to much more carefully ease the fabrics together as I'm sewing and am much happier with the results. Thanks Leanne!