This is my Girls Just Want to Have Fun, designed by Charlotte Angotti. All of the blocks are now pieced, but I still have to piece the outer blocks so I can put them all together. It also has a pieced piano key border, so I'm far from done yet!
I started this quilt in a class taught by Jean Shaw at Runaway Quilters Retreat last September. Jean also taught the class at our Piecemakers Guild, so a lot of my friends have made the quilt. It is a gorgeous quilt in every color scheme imaginable. I have seen it done in brights on black, brights on white, blue and brown batiks, purple batiks, and browns on cream. Every one of them YUM!!!
Mine is done in 30's fabrics....
I have always loved the look of a quilt done in 30's fabrics - so soft and sweet and inviting....
|I even used scrappy whites for the background - I LOVE the look of that!|
So as you can imagine, I have maybe three 30's prints in my stash LOL!!! I really wanted to make this quilt in the 30's prints, but I didn't want to go out and buy up a bunch of fat quarters, use a little bit of each one and have all these scraps left over that I would never use again. So my friend Joanne came to my rescue! She had used a million 30's prints for her Dear Jane quilt and offered to let me use her scraps! What a friend!!! She handed me two baskets full of scraps, and when I was done it didn't even look as though I had even used any of it.
By the way, Joanne just won BEST OF SHOW at our Wilson County Fair this year for her Dear Jane - Congrats Joanne!!! She totally deserves it too....
Look at that scalloped border! And every inch hand quilted!!! It is shown here in the case of honor with some other blue ribbon winners. (I'm sure that metal figure is nice, but it really seems out of place on the quilt) My Dear Jane still needs to be quilted, and seeing hers done and gorgeous really makes me want to get it out and finish it up! Just sayin'....
In the meantime, however, I really want to have my Girls Just Want to Have Fun done to show at Runaway this year. The retreat is the last week of September, so I should have plenty of time to finish it up, but you never know, right?
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