At Andover Fabric’s Schoolhouse Series with Libs Elliott, I fell hard for her True Love fabric line. The black and white geometric prints with pops of neon and primary colors evoke Libs’ style and endless quilting and sewing possibilities. Luckily, I was able to snag a fat quarter bundle and have been dreaming up quilt ideas since then.
I mentioned in my podcast with Libs that I have been working on a quilt top. After exploring Deborah Fisher‘s Quilt Giving (and my book review), I found the “perfect” pattern called “Garden”. The pattern allowed the prints to stand on their own and yet still contribute to the larger design. By using different sashing, I brought the focus to black and white and allowed the purple to pop.
Every quilt tells a story and this quilt has quite a few!
First, my family adopted a feral kitten who loved to pee on this quilt! There were plenty of other locations (including TWO cat boxes) but she preferred the strips I was piecing together (twice) and the top itself (three times). I have never had that experience before and let’s hope I never have it again.
Then when the top was finished, my husband was helping me find the best spot to photograph the quilt. We eventually found the white wall in the picture above. As we start to take pictures, there is a guy who proceeds to get completely naked and start screaming obscenities. That was the end of that photoshoot. I’m just hoping there are no new stories during the quilting phase of the quilt!
And if I could pick a place for my quilt to live, I’m pretty sure it would want to happily live here: