My talented and amazing friend, Lee Monroe of May Chappell Designs was preparing for her first quilt market selling her patterns when she got the call for jury duty. She told them she was preparing for market, but they were clearly unaware of the amount of work that goes into it and put her on the jury anyway! So I offered to help with some of the sewing and made up this baby quilt using one of her new patterns.
Lee pre-cut the pieces for me with her Accu-Quilt which really saved me time so I could get right to the sewing. The Accu-Quilt cuts the notches out of the points so there is no guessing when lining up the pieces. I love that!! And pressing the seams open helped when matching up all the points.
I wanted the quilt to have lots of texture so I quilted straight lines with a walking foot within the prints and then filled in the background areas with a back and forth continuous line.
The prints are an assortment from Lee's amazing stash - some Tula Pink, Kate Spain, Jeni Baker, and Heather Ross. They are paired up with a yummy green Moda Bella solid in Pistachio. The back is a fancy goldfish print to keep the quilt fun!
I used the same green cotton for the binding which allows the prints to take center stage. If you look closely, you can see that I hand stitched the binding down! Yep, I did it just for Lee, who prefers a hand sewn binding!!
The pdf pattern will be available in November - for FREE! Follow Lee at maychappell.com or @maychappell on Instagram and Twitter to get the details on how to download it.
Linking up today with Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday.
Thank you to Lee for entrusting me with this quilt!!