Do you remember that song by Chicago from the 1970's? I was in high school and worked at the Tastee Freeze. Whenever that song came on the radio all the girls working there sang it out with enthusiasm. I found a little tidbit about this song......
I did love the song Make Me Smile too.
So back to the quilt......I am doing a workshop this fall and needed a sample as I gave away all the other ones I made using the free form stick figure trees. I had this Alison Glass fabric that I was using on another project and decided it might work for this one too. I love all these colors and mixed some other Anna Maria Horner fabrics in too.
Sometimes no planning works and sometimes it doesn't. My blocks did not come out the size I wanted (my mistake in cutting) so I need to give it just a little something. I made some free form triangles as setting strips and do like how it gives it a punch.
Isn't it weird that when you try to be accurate you never are and when you try not to be accurate you are? All of my "free form" triangle are pretty much the same.....
I did some simple straight line quilting that I feel goes with this type of pattern.
Good things can happen when you are not paying attention. The fabric pattern on the binding has a perfect scallop all the way around! If I tried, I couldn't do it again I am quite sure.
I really enjoy a good backing fabric. I have had this in my stash and thought the colors went perfect with the front.
I just finished making a bunch of bow ties for a swap with Barb and am getting ready to mail them out. That acid green with pink in the center is one of my favorites.
but I kind of like these too......
or maybe these are my favorite. I think you get the picture.
The Farm Girl Vintage quilt is coming along too. I highly recommend this if you are a beginner quilter. There are some great techniques to learn and all the blocks are very easy. There are only 12 more to make.
I am on mom mom duty this week (it is so nice to be in demand!). Wednesday is my 5 year blog anniversary! I will have a give away next week when I have some time to figure it out!