For Christmas, my sister in love gave me a gift certificate to a LQS. As I did not think the certificate should age, I visited the LQS on the last day of the month. On the last day of every month, if you purchase the end of the bolt, they offer 30% off. My plan was to scope out some fabrics to add to my ever growing stash, and maybe find some nice backing.
While I was looking around, I saw this quilt on display. It was beautifully made with such pretty fabrics. Moda Kansas Troubles. I do not usually buy kits, so I did not even consider it (for the moment). It was a pattern I looked at once before when I saw it made up at a quilt show last fall.
The kit, however, just kept calling to me. Hummm..... with the gift certificate, and a little extra I would have everything I needed except the backing. While I was at it, I found the backing fabric they had used in the sample. And you know what! There was just enough for the backing on the end of the bolt! Well you just can't argue with that reasoning.
So this is the first time I will be using a Layer Cake. I hope I will be able to cut accurately and make this beautiful quilt.
The Layer Cake is Moda Garden Inspirations by Kansas Troubles Quilters and the set in and backing fabrics are from the Merrimack Collection by Judie Rothermel (love her Civil War reproduction fabrics). They make a great duo. Pattern is "Slide Show" from Atkinson Designs.
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