Of all the quilts I've made lately, this may be my favorite one. This is a pattern from Fabric Cafe's newest book – The Magic of Three-Yard Quilts which I borrowed from a friend.
As soon as I saw this pattern I had the perfect fabric mind to use - a print that is wide stripes of poppies down the length of the yardage. The division between those stripes of poppies was a white stripe with green foliage.
I figured out which parts of the pattern cutting diagrams would end up in each area and cut up the fabrics to suit my own vision.
The star centers were supposed to be the same as their points (the red polka dot) but I cut up more of the poppy fabric for those centers. The red dot was also supposed to be used for the sashings around the green squares but I used those dividers of foliage. I wanted more of the red dot so I used it for the binding.
When quilting I decided to do custom work instead of al allover pattern. I outlined all of the poppies in the wide stripes and the star centers. Then in the centers of the green squares I did freehand flowers that resembled the poppies and finally I did leaves in the green spaces of the star blocks and around the entire green border.
Now I have to go back to piecing because this is all the tops I have completed. I do have 13 kits cut out, though.