Sunday, March 4, 2012

I was a Wild Thing!

Last weekend I attended a 2 day class at The Berry Patch. We made a pattern called The Wild Thing by Villa Rosa Designs. I don't have much experience with big prints, to me when you cut them in smaller pieces they are scrappier than I like. But in the interest of expanding my quilting horizon I decided to step out of my comfort zone and I am so glad that I did!

I had this fun fabric sitting around that is a very big and bold print, which was perfect for this quilt. It was pretty fast to put together, definitely could be done in a day.

There were 4 of us in the class and 3 of us finished our quilt tops. The other gal would have but she had to leave early. Hers was made for a little one and I just know it will be adorable. Here's the quilts that the rest of us made.

This is the sample quilt that Gail made. Seeing this made me want to take this class. Gail's classes are always great, if you in in the Fort Worth area you should take a class at the Berry Patch.

Here's the quilt Mindy made for her Grand Niece. Aren't these colors fun? I just love the focus fabric, well I love everything from Me & My Sister.

The new gal, Jennifer made this beautiful quilt. This is only her second quilt and I think she did great. I can see that she has a lot of wonderful quilts in her future.

And here's my Wild Thing quilt. I am going to call it 'Wild Weekend'

When I got home and showed this to my hubby he loved it. I was surprised that he was so Craizee about it since it's so bright, but that's what he liked about it. That man never ceases to amaze me, here I was thinking that he liked muted colors better. I still need to put a border on it and then I will get to play with it on the long arm. I will either do some swirls on it or I might do diagonals on my Bernina instead. Which do you prefer? 

Come back tomorrow to help me celebrate my 1 year blog anniversary, I promise to have lots of fun ahead.


  1. Awesome eye candy. You've got me looking at big prints in a new way! :)


  2. I agree it is a good way to use the larger prints and with such great ones out there it would be a great way to showcase the fabric. Swirls is how I would go.

  3. Oh gosh I love the colors in the wild weekend quilt. So pretty!

  4. I have seen Berry Patches when I have been in Ft Worth (I live in Mansfield) but have not had a chance to stop in, I'll have to make it a priority next time!

  5. I love the pattern and the large focus prints. Gorgeous!

  6. WOW! what a gorgeous quilt! Swirls would be the way I would go too!

  7. Sharon OMG!!! I can't get over how beautiful this is and how quick you whipped it up... Just beautiful work...


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