So that exciting news I mentioned in the last blog post, remember that? Here's part of it, the boy & I are moving! We've had exactly one week to research a new community (in a new state!), find a new home (first one together, yikes!), pack up our belongings, and move (on Monday!), all before Brandon starts his new job this week. Talk about crazy! Now that the initial shock is over and I've been able to wrap my head around the entire thing, I'm excited to share it with you all. Yay! It really is such a fun + exciting time in our lives, full of new beginnings. And you all know me, even with a full plate & a half of things to do I still managed to sneak a little sewing in and finish my Dear Stella quilt top.
The fabric line is called Portico by Dear Stella and I'll admit, these aren't my usual "go-to" colors but I love it! Playing outside the box can be a bit uncomfortable at first but I've also learned it can help you develop as a quilter. Although I was able to stick to one of my all time favorites, a crisp white solid fabric. I really think it complements the neutrals + navys in the fabric line.
I have to credit Rita from Red Pepper Quilts for the block + layout inspiration. I love her version using Chicopee! It's also really fun to see how a quilt design plays out in two different fabric ways. You can also follow Jeni's Giant Vintage Star Quilt tutorial for a similar quilt, without all the little half square triangles.
The quilt top measures 64" x 64".
You can find Dear Stella's Portico at Fat Quarter Shop.
Well I'm off to finish packing -- I'm dreading packing up my sewing stuff! :) If you have any packing + moving tips I'd love to hear them. Oh, and cross your fingers because there's 6" of snow + ice standing between us and move in day!