I'm working on a quilt right now that is way outside my comfort zone. When a lot of quilters say that they mean they're working on something bright, and artsy, and fun. When I say it I mean pastel, and simple, and sweet.
A group of online quilty friends had a challenge quilt-along in July. We were to make a quilt using the Two-Step pattern by Missouri Star Company's Jenny Doan. You can see her video tutorial here. I thought this would be a good opportunity to make a "put back for the great-grands" quilt, and I had a fat-quarter tower I had bought just for that purpose. It's the Love & Friendship line by Verna Mosquera for Free Spirit Fabrics.
See what I mean? Not the sort of fabrics I normally work with.
The Two-Step block is simple and goes together fast .....
..... but, you do need to pay attention when you put them together. All the blocks were supposed to look like the one on the left. Thankfully only two of them had to be ripped out and remade because they were like the block on the right. Whew!
Not too much arranging and rearranging before it was a flimsy .....
..... and now it's basted and ready to hand quilt.
The final step will be setting it aside for some special someone to love and treasure some day. I know I've fallen in love with it. Who would've thought?
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