At Christmas time I quilted a quilt for one of my fabulous quilters and I knew I would copy her quilt. It was so fabulous & fun.
I have been
saving ….Er Hoarding a few charm packs for years.
It was called Birds & Berries By Lauren & Jessi Jung. My local shop has never carried any of their Moda lines. But I happen to love their fabrics. So I have been saving them for that “perfect” project. I have a bad habit of not cutting into my favorite collections. So I started out small and used these 2 charm packs. haha!
I used a tutorial that I found on You-Tube for the Disappearing 4- patch. You can find that here.
So I was in my groove of putting them together and didn’t realize that some blocks were cut differently than others…so I had a split quilt. I decided to have a “design opportunity” and create connections.
You see the original D4P links together with opposites attracting. I realized that some of mine were like attracting like. So I decided that I would create a portal in the middle where “new’ information could be sent to the “other side” So if you look closely at those blocks that are highlighted in the center…one side of each block talks differently that the other……on each side. Kind of fun right?
So due to that I kept thinking about phone lines and communication lines. I am “Old School” and when I was young I had a phone with a rotary dial hooked to the wall…..I had my parents buy a LOOOONNNNGG cord so I could walk around while talking on the phone. So it was one of those curly cords that I also played with while talking on the phone.
I picked up this extra wide backing on sale on-line at this fabulous shop called Backside fabrics. When they have a clearance sale….it’s amazing! I want to say I got this extra wide backing fabric for 7$ a yard or something. I picked up a few more cuts as well.
Anyway, this was a really fun quilt that I just worked on here and there easy peasy and cute!
I hope you all have a fabulous Monday!