Today's visitor is Patti Shanks. I found Patti on flickr and just loved her Sandy Gervais quilt! I knew she would be a perfect addition to this week!
Big thank you to Sharon for asking me to do a to guest post on her wonderful blog.
My name is Patti and I blog at www.retiredtoquilt.blogspot.com
This is my first ever guest post and I am so pleased that the topic is fabric!
More specifically, Sandy Gervais!
When I first started quilting (I am just into my 3rd year), I knew absolutely nothing about fabric and designers.
My eyes were opened in a big way when I discovered online quilt shops with all the newest fabric by amazing designers.
I started shopping....and shopping :-).
Sandy Gervais was one of the first fabric designers that I was immediately drawn to. I had no idea what I was going to make, but I had to have Frolic!!
Oh, the colours!!
The amazing array of designs!
Flowers, leaves, geometric design...
It was love at first sight for me.
It wasn't until I started making a baby quilt which I named Kissing Koi, using a fabulous tutorial by Lee at Freshly Pieced, that I became more aware of scale, and since the HST's finished at 2", I was thrilled that none of the fabric design was lost in the finished quilt.
I had quite a few of the Frolic prints and a couple of Sandy's Plaids, so most of the quilt is made from her fabric lines.
I did have to supplement a few other fabrics to make all the fish.
Okay now, please don't look too closely at my piecing! Ha! I still consider myself a beginner....I am wondering how long that feeling lasts!!
Seriously, how cute are these darn fish!!
Here is the finished quilt.....
This baby quilt measures 39"x50"
Thanks again to Sharon for a wonderful week of Sandy Gervais, and for inviting me to do a guest post.
I've had an amazing time here.
In the interest of full disclosure......I also made a quilt using Giddy!!
Yup! I'm a Sandy Gervais addict!
Thanks Patti, I just love that quilt!
Remember to enter the giveaway for the Designer Select Sassy kit. You have till tomorrow morning at noon.