Oh, Fabricland. I want to go there.
I'm so excited to show you this finish! I sewed up the quilt top several months ago, and then it languished in the dreaded UFO pile. I think I stalled out on piecing the back, but once I decided to splurge on some yardage, things moved along much more quickly. (Moral of the story: Treat Yo Self!)
And...here is a peek at that backing fabric. It's Tarika Gem from Kumari Garden. Lee sent me some of it for our bee's Christmas fat quarter swap, and I fell in love. I think the print complements the colors of the front nicely.
Fabricland is an original design by Elizabeth/Don't Call Me Betsy (you can buy a copy from her pattern shop). Elizabeth made her version with lovely Free Spirit Solids.
I enjoyed the challenge of making mine from small-scale prints from my stash (along with some matching solids).
I bound the quilt in this Running Stitch print from Lush by Patty Young. I wouldn't mind buying up all of the colors of this print and using it to bind all future quilts. Really.
At first, I thought this might be a gift, but the boy and his partner in crime have made it clear that Fabricland is staying put. Luke thinks it makes a fine road for his cars.
This is a big quilt (70x80)! It took me longer than expected to finish, but I enjoyed every minute.
Happenings of the last couple of weeks
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