Fresh and Refreshed in QUILTER’S WORLD (April 2012)

Hello Friends,  I hope you had a good weekend.  It seems like mine just evaporated away because I spent most of my weekend sleeping!  That aside, I did receive my quilts featured in Quilter’s World‘s April 2012 issue back from the editor over the weekend.

I actually have two featured quilts in the issue.  I shall show you “Fresh and Refreshed” first.

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The quilt is made with Benartex‘s Backyard Buttferly fabrics.  The fabric designs are lighthearted, fun and soft.

The quilt design itself is a bit more contemporary than my usual style.  I don’t often piece with templates, but I really enjoyed template-piecing this quilt top.

Quilting on this quilt is just as informal.  I quilted an allover design of square-petaled flowers over the quilt center, some  loops in one of the sashings, and more free-handed floral motifs on the border.  I used Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton threads for quilting and piecing this quilt.  Batting used was Hobbs Tuscany Silk.

Hope you enjoyed my Fresh and Refreshed!  Happy Monday!