I’m going out of my comfort zone again, folks. This time I’m working with a more traditional color and design pallet, from Minick and Simpson’s Polka-Dots and Paisleys collection. You know what? It’s really lovely.
The reds, whites and blues work really well for this military family. I didn’t give those prints as much love as I should have! They still won’t be my go-to fabric choice, but at least I won’t avoid them at all costs.
Einstein is trying to be a part of every quilt photo shoot…cutie.
The quilt finished at a tiny 26.5″ square post quilting so those little squares are pretty tiny. Lots of cutting, stitching, ironing and trimming…
I used a red paisley from the collection for backing and a near solid for the binding, curtesy of the Fat Quarter Shop’s finishing kit. Don’t you just love making small quilts and being able to finish them in a relatively short amount of time?!
I have to tell you how touched and thankful I am for your sweet comments on my Freedom Isn’t Free post. We are so blessed by your support and kindness.
We enjoyed our two weeks of post-deployment free time, taking short day trips around our hometown and just spending time together (mostly eating – so much food…).
I’ll leave you with a few photos from our adventures. Japan is an amazingly beautiful country.