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menagerie

I have a finished quilt to show you today! It’s actually been finished for quite a long time, but has not been posted for lack of decent photos. These aren’t exactly the photos I wanted, but February in Vermont doesn’t provide a ton of options. My favorite barn as backdrop then.

You may remember this one from last Fall – I made the first out of Heather Ross’s Kinder fabrics, and then immediately wanted to see this design again out of Rifle Paper’s Menagerie. I love both of them, but right now while it’s still cold and wintery, I’m all about the colors of this collection.

I made the backing out of primarily the aqua floral from this line, along with little scraps from the front.

There’s something kind of satisfying about using up teeny little triangle scraps on the backing!

For quilting, I once again turned to Jacquie’s wonderful book, Walk. I can’t remember now which design I selected, but I do know that somewhere along the line I got off track, so what I ended up with isn’t exactly what I intended. I love it though, and love that it’s straight line quilting without just being straight lines.

I almost can’t wait to baste another quilt so that I can select another of her fun quilting designs. Almost.

12 thoughts on “menagerie

  1. Great quilt to show off the versatility of the colors in this line! It looks perfect with your barn backdrop. I’m using Walk designs on a quilt made of simple sashed 10″ squares that doesn’t need to be gifted until May. I love that my nieces let me “experiment” on them.

  2. I am a total fan of creating an interesting back for my quilts. I guess it depends on what the quilt calls for, but I do follow your lead, use orphan parts of the front to jazz up the back.

  3. I love that you are using Jacqui’s book as quilting inspiration… After your last post referencing her book I instantly borrowed it from the library! I tried the last pattern you did from her book and added to it a few more lines and was thrilled with the outcome

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