OK, let’s not dwell on the bad. There’s more good news! Remember the quilt blocks that looked like but actually weren’t inspired by this thrifted tablecloth? Well, the quilt’s all together, and you can make your own version with the pattern in APQ’s More Fast & Fabulous Quilting Ideas! (They call it Flower Power; I say Flower Patch. Tomaydo, tomahto.)
The super quilting was done by Jeanette Lopes at Sew Central QuiltWorks—many of the fabrics came from the same place. If you’re in California’s Central Valley, be sure to stop in and say hi, pick up some fun fabric, or bring a quilt top by for quilting—or if you’re really feeling like treating yourself, they sell Gammill longarm quilting machines, too. (They have a booth at PIQF if you’re there now.) While they do lovely traditional quilting work, they also have quilted samples in the shop that are closer to my bright, modern look, so I knew they’d do a great job. Thanks so much Jeanette!
(Yes, I know the lighting is hideously uneven—this was the best I could do while balanced precariously on my office chair…)