You know how people with fabric addition issues (like me) always figure out reasons to buy more? Well, that’s how it was with me and Denise Schmidt’s Hope Valley. It was available some time before Christmas, and I knew I had to have it.
So I ordered some fat quarters. More like one of every print and colorway of the line.
Beautiful, isn’t it? When it arrived, it sat on my table, mocking me. Daring me to cut into it. So I finally figured out the solution: if I make as many projects possible with it, I can use them all and then order MORE of my favorites!
The strips are wonky strips, supposedly (they didn’t turn out too wonky IMO). I used Elizabeth’s tutorial and used freezer paper. The front and back gray panels are just plain gray and I quilted it with random straight lines in various colors. I picked gray because it matched everything AND it kind of hides kitchen messes. Sort of.
I used a bamboo batting for this one because that’s what I had on hand at the time, and it shrunk a lot more than I’m used to. I love the crinkly goodness of the panels, but I’m a bit undecided on the binding, but if this were a quilt, I know I’d be in love. I know, we’ll call it a KitchenAid Mixer Quilt instead.