By Fall Quilt Market there was a lot of buzz about Dear Stella. A good friend, Laura and I went to a Launch party where they were serving Stellatini's. A grand time was had by all!
My favorite collection was Anchor's Away. A fresh Nautical group. Traditional with a twist. Navy, Lt. Blue, and .ORANGE!! I am still in the midst of my Orange Crush, so it was perfect for me! There was a lot of talk in the shop about how to use this fabric. The obvious was a traditional sailboat pattern. Like this one from It's Sew Emma. I wanted to really see the fabric, so I looked for a big chunky pattern. I decided on
I wanted it to be a baby, small lap size. So I just made 9 blocks. It is so stinkin' cute, I really love it.
I love the swirl quilting, it reminds me of water.
The large Anchor print is fab! Love, love it! I can imagine a wrap around skirt from the 70's.
Anything in front of a picket fence is darling!
There was a lot of discussion about the binding. The stripe. The stripe on the bias. The Navy 'Stella Dot'.
Orange. I know Orange. As it turns out, it was perfect!