I really like the way the colours work together. I had fun doing this and really enjoy the pattern from Emily Cier of Carolina Patchworks. What is so great about her pattern is that it is so versatile that you can change the layout and the design will still look stunning!
I've ordered the backing fabric and I'm waiting for it to arrive...
|Blossom in Pink, Zoo Menagerie Collection|
I chose Eleanor Grosch's Blossom print as it has the retro feel and I think it would look great with the Groove top.
The next step is to figure out how to quilt it. I love the pebble and swirl designs, however, I've not done any FMQ before and I'm not brave enough to try it out on this quilt. So I'd probably do some wavy or straight lines echoing the shapes of the quilt using matching threads for each section. Thoughts and suggestions on the quilting - other than FMQ that is ;) and thread colours are welcome!
On another note, Martha at the blog Weekend Doings participated in the Quilting Gallery's Blog Hop Giveaway Party recently and I've won in her giveaway! Fyi, I've participated in so many giveaways and this is the first time that I've actually won something!
The giveaway was for this pretty pincushion. Her embroidery stitches are so neat and even, love the size of the pincushion too - I simply love handmade gifts, don't you? She was so sweet to include a skein of perle cotton thread along with a 10" square fabric in the package too. I do hope you'll visit her blog, she does beautiful photography, quilting and has yummy recipes to share!
Now I have some catching up to do on my HFWYG qal blocks, which I am sooo far behind!
Happy sewing everyone!