June 6, 2012

I Believe in Pink......

I Believe in Pink
pieced and quilted by Shannon LaCount (Hobbs 80/20)
pattern modified, McCalls Quilting Sept/Oct 2011

"I Believe in Pink" quilt is finished!!!  It's true what they say: wash a quilt and all is forgiven...

My machine blanket stitch applique held up which was the thing I was the most worried about, my novice-looking quilting now looks charming and any flaws unnoticeable, and the butterlies are dancing among the flowers just like the pattern.

I modified the pattern to make the quilt larger than the magazine quilt, 42.5"x42.5".  I paper pieced the Geese for the star blocks and the Snowball blocks.  The flowers and butterflies were to be appliqued using a freezer paper method, but I machine appliqued the Steam-a-Seam 2 prepared flowers and butterflies.  I did not reverse the pattern templates so my finished flowers and butterflies finished in the reverse.

We're meeting with Sarah's teacher today for lunch to give her the quilt.

I feel like I can NOW get back to other projects.


  1. Wow! looks great Shannon...love the slideshow!
    I know Sarah's teacher just loved it!


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