Wild isn't it? My husband wonders what I was drinking when I thought this up--I'll just say that there was almost Sangria in the title!
Started back in June, the project moved to the front of the list in October. Made from the Chic Kisses pattern from Sew Kind of Wonderful, I put my own spin of ric rac on it, approximately 11 yards. Check out a work in progress post here.
Here's a few more up close pictures.
As for the ric rac, it was first stitched through the center to the curves of the blocks, with the ends to go in the seam allowances. After the top was assembled and the quilting done, the curvy edges were stitched down so that the ric rac would stay flat and not fold over. The jumbo ric rac was just too wide to let it be free.
Last week, I gave a tutorial on stitching the four patch design, which can be found here, or on the longarm tutorial page. There are lots of variations possible within the basic framework--just change the fill, and it's totally different.
And love those cherries!
How to stitch those are also on the same tutorial. Love em'!
And what quilt wouldn't be complete without a peek at the backside?
Yes, I was brave and used a solid pink to go with the front. Shows off all that pretty quilting! Now to make a label, and attach a sleeve, and up on a hanging rod it goes.
Wild Cherry Limeade anyone?