Several weeks ago I was at a local quilting conference where I was able to pick up the new Moda line from Kate & Birdie called Blueberry Park. I absolutely LOVE the colours and prints on this line. So much so that I couldn’t wait to get working on a project with it.
I purchased a charm pack just as a sampler and so I figured a small lap quilt would be in order. Being that I love simple, clean lines, I just worked with the five inch squares as they were and used a Moda white fabric to allow each of the Kate & Birdie prints to stand out on their own.
Laying out the design probably took the longest. I’ve had this on my dining room table for a few weeks. Thankfully my cat Sebastian was *such* a good helper. There were a few times I’d walk by and notice *someone* had been up on the table and rearranged the order of the fabric squares. LOL! I guess he knew what he was doing because I’m really happy with how it all turned out in the end.
I finally got the quilt top sewn up the other night. I didn’t use a formal pattern but just sized according to what fit around the charm pack squares (yes, this from the girl who ALWAYS needs a recipe or set of instructions!). And it was a one-night project to get the quilt top done.
And just last night I worked on the backing. Also from the Moda Kate & Birdie Blueberry Park line. I ended up purchasing this from my new favourite online store (which is also within driving distance) – Road 17 N.