The Art School Quilt

P.S. (consider this one a “pre” instead of “post” script). Some of the pictures are overexposed. I appreciate your forgiveness in advance.

And now on to the Art School Quilt:

artschoolquilt2When you get a high school graduation invitation in the mail for the daughter of a dear friend, what do you do? If you just bought a new sewing machine and you’ve fallen in love with fabric, you plan on sewing a quilt. If the said daughter will be attending art school it has to be colorful, right?!   

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I decided to look around my growing fabric stash and found beautiful fabrics from Amy Butler’s Belle line. I visited a terrific fabric shop (sadly-it has closed since but happily-I stocked my fabric stash with their clearance sale). Then I spotted the Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I just knew the backing would be coming off of one of those bolts of Fassett’s Millefiore.

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This was no inexpensive venture, but this dear girl is worth every penny and then some, so off to the cutting table I went!

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I used a double slice layer cake from Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial for the quilt top. I found a tutorial for a border on Pinterest and then also checked out binding info too.

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The very helpful (and experienced) man at the cutting table suggested I follow the circles on the backing for my quilting and that’s exactly what I did.

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Off to the PO it went, with wishes for her to cuddle with it, study with it, fall in love on it, read a book on it, eat a picnic on it and so on and on. On her thank you note she said she’d make a fort with it! I hadn’t thought of that one!

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