I started with a fabric pull, and I'm really enjoying Lizzy House right now, so the choice was obvious.
I also love adding in solids to help highlight the colors in the prints or to make a more distinct color palette. PS these butterflies are so perfect... And I don't usually like butterflies.
I wanted to make my version scrappy, with very few repeats. I used up some of my favorite Lizzy House prints/scraps. I had just enough of those favorites to make it happen. I had to use the design wall to make the placement and piecing easier.
The quilting, well, I tried to do two designs (I also used two color threads) and wish I would have just stuck with one quilting design and one color thread. I'm definitely not comfortable mixing up FMQ designs, and the dark gray thread bugs me. But every quilt I learn something. So, I'll take this as a lesson, and remember for the next one. Maybe another note for myself, SLOW DOWN!
I'll see if I can figure out how to get my final photos on here! I went to my best friend's inlaws and took pictures in their gardens, with a camera, not my phone! (their 'Southern Living' gardens)
Oh and see that scrappy binding!!? Crazy heart eyes about the scrappy binding.
I can't wait to get my hands on. Copy of the book, Quilting From Every Angle! I have loved what I've seen so far. Congrats and thanks, Nancy!