Tuesday, January 3, 2012


I love this line. It may be one of my all-time faves. I bought a fat quarter bundle of this last December as a graduation present to myself. I gradually acquired other pieces, but was terrified to cut into them. Do you have that problem? The fabric is just so pretty, it makes me sad to cut into it. Especially when you'll be losing some of the pattern, like you do in this.

Anyways, I finally bit the bullet and did a simple patchwork of 6" (finished) squares.

When I put it together, it was still a little smaller than I wanted, so I added a Bella Ivory and scrappy border and binding. I bought larger pieces of my two favorite prints to use on the back, and pieced the remainder on the back.

I finished the backing and top back in June. I was going to attempt to quilt it on my machine, but had some major problems. Once again, my wonderful mother came through and offered to quilt it for me. I got it back from her in August or September (she lives about 5 hours away), but just finished hand-stitching the binding. I don't like how my machine binding turns out and I don't mind having something to work on while I'm watching TV. I found a tutorial for a ladder stitch for binding and it really went much faster... after I already had half of the binding done.


  1. I have been stalking your blog todan and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Parisville quilt!!! I think it is awesome how the back is just as interesting as the front. Love your blog. :)