The bar chart quilt caught my eye immediately. I've thought about making something similar to this for a long time, but I never had enough vision to follow through. For that reason, I was more than happy to give this pattern a try. It's much better than I could have done on my own!
When it came time to quilt it, I decided to do a small stipple in the background. I quilted loopy L's in the printed strips. I also changed thread colors for the strips: some were quilted in red thread, some were quilted in white thread. It required me to bury quite a few knots, but it was time well spent. I love how the stippling unifies the background strips. This quilt will be texture-iffic once it is washed!
machine bound a quilt, but this one was a good candidate for it! 3 out of the 4 corners turned out beautifully. I suppose that's the best I could ask for. :)
good neighbors fabric line.)
(The red background fabric is Moda Bella Solid (9900-JR 16).)
Since this is a blog hop, Debbie and her publisher are giving away a copy of the book to one of my readers! If you would like to win, please leave me a comment in this post. In your comment, I would love to hear what color of fabric is most prominent in your stash. (Is it because you always use it? Or is it because you never use it?) The contest is open to everyone! A hard copy will be sent to a US resident OR a digital copy will be sent to a resident outside of the US. I will pick a winner in a few days!
Oh! And feel free to visit the other stops on the blog tour to see more of the book:
Wed, Mar 2 Christa Watson http://christaquilts.com
Th, Mar 3 Casey York https://studioloblog.wordpress.com/
Fri, Mar 4 Heather Jones http://www.heatherjonesstudio.com/blog/
Mon, Mar 7 Kate Colleran http://seamslikeadream.com/blog/
Tues, Mar 8 Rossie Hutchinson http://www.rossiecrafts.com/blog
Wed, Mar 9 Amanda Jean Nyberg http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/
Th, Mar 10 Amy Ellis http://www.amyscreativeside.com/blog/
Fri, Mar 11 Lynn Krawczyk http://smudgeddesignstudio.com/blog/
Mon, Mar 14 Debbie Grifka http://eschhousequilts.com/blog