Cloud Song Quilt

Michael  Miller fabrics put out a bright, cheerful line a while back called Showery. How perfect would this be for a rainy day cuddle quilt? And I had just the pattern, Cloud Song from Little Bits Quilting Bee book by Kathreen Ricketson.  https://www.amazon.ca/Little-Bits-Quilting-Bee-Quarters/dp/0811877302

My local guild was having a sew day at an absolutely beautiful wedding/small concert venue called the Music Barn. This place is rustic gorgeousness at it’s best. And a full day to sew while hubby offered to watch all the kids? Sold.

I probably should have stuck with the original pattern, as I had fabrics on hand that I wanted to use up for the lower scale backgrounds, and they ended up being far too high in value when pieced next to the coloured square blocks. So, I ended up spending some quality time with my trusty seam ripper and put in small white borders to break things up a bit. I’m pleased with how it turned out, and it was a good chance for me to practise applique, which I still struggle with.

What matters is the kids LOVE how it turned out, and choose some snuggly flannel for the back.

Here are some pics of the process.


 

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