Does anyone remember the fabric that was designed by Sharon Yenter called Forties Retro that was around in 2004? Have you made anything with it?
I made this simple 9 patch large lap size quilt with it and still love it, 5 years later.
It was such a sweetly designed fabric range with flowers, cherries and teacups, as well as a lady doing her washing and ironing. How cute. I love the stripe which made a fun binding.
I learnt how to do mitred corners for the first time. Still not sure if I did it the right way, but at least they looked ok.
Here's another pic of the lady on wash day...I couldn't resist it! (my photo's don't do her justice, sorry).
For this quilt I purchased 25cm (10inch) of each fabric, and extra for the borders and binding. Once the squares for the front of the quilt are cut up and the quilt top is made, anything left over can then go into making the back of the quilt. This way, most of the fabric bought is used up.
Aren't we so fortunate with the AMAZING ranges of fabric out there these days.... just waiting for us to find them, buy them, cut them up and sew them into a wonderful quilt!! What fun.