Colorful 16 Patch

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Daffodils and so much more are in bloom, temps have been very moderate for spring, all of which makes staying in the studio a little tough. I also was gone for a week to Florida in January and last week four days to Charleston, SC. I did, however, manage to complete a 16 patch that was started two years ago! I love the brightness of this quilt. All shot cottons were used. These fabrics were a bit challenging to use especially when quilting. I found a secret to using shot cottons is to starch, starch, starch!

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It was an appropriate finish for this early Spring – I couldn’t resist a pic with the daffodils. When it was complete, I looked at all the finished quilts in my home (no, I won’t try to give a number!) and decided this quilt was better designated as a Hospice quilt. It should bring some brightness to a patient or family member.

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Today’s link-ups:  WIPS on Wednesdays, Em’s Scrapbag, Let’s Bee Social

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2 responses »

  1. What a pretty finish! You are so brave in using blue as a background color….I still play it safe with white on white. I’m learning from you, though! It looks so calm and peaceful! Thank you for sharing! Found you on Em’s Scrapbag!

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    • heartsdesireretreats

      Very rarely do I use white ad background, although sometimes it just works best. Go for it – give something new a try!

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