You know how some quilts are super-special? They have a back story, they have great meaning and you invest a lot of emotion into them. They give you ALL the feels… Well, this is not that kind of quilt. This is more of a wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am kind of quilt, if you know what I mean.
That’s not to say I don’t love it, because I do. I really do. The colors are fun and bright, the fabrics are playful, and the pattern is pleasing to the eye. This quilt is basically eye candy. I’m not emotionally attached to it, but I like looking at it.
If you’re wanting a good time, you should definitely give this pattern a try. It goes together so quickly and it’s fun. I finished it with simple but effective straight-line quilting.
My inspiration was two-pronged: a) this lovely daisy fabric. It’s been in my stash forever. As I drove into work one morning, I was contemplating how I could finally put it to good use. That’s when I remembered b) the new tool I had recently purchased, this hexagon template from Missouri Star Quilt Company. I have the large which works perfectly with layer cakes (10-inch squares). It does a fabulous job of showcasing your favorite prints. You can also get the small hexagon which can be used with jelly rolls (2.5-inch strips) or charm packs (5-inch squares).
My favorite thing about this quilt is the fabric. There’s some grunge (Moda Grunge Hits the Spot in Vert), which is one of my favorite fabric lines of all time. I would love to have a bolt of every color in every pattern. There’s a little Cotton + Steel in the form of tiny pandas. (Cotton + Steel Paper Bandana Panda Bebe Pearl) Lots of florals and dots and a few baby deer. How cute is that?
The back is also adorable (Michael Miller Road Trip Hit the Road in Celestial). Even though I bought it recently, it wasn’t specifically for this quilt so I’m going to say ALL of the fabric came from my stash. Yeah! I get so excited when I use my stash. The really cool thing about that is – it all goes together so well, it could have been a single line of fabric. I don’t know about you but that doesn’t happen every day for me. I usually end up buying something for a new quilt.