|My Amish inspired quilt|
I found a pattern that I liked, but the funny thing was that this quilt was made from brown and pink florals in the book. I knew that I wasn't going to have a brown and pink quilt, so when we got to the shop I started pulling out the brightest fabrics I could lay my hands on.
I distinctly remember my mum being a bit embarrassed at my bright fabric choices, but fortunately she went with my choices and we can home with a very colourful bundle of fabrics.
This quilt was made before we had rotary cutters and mats. It was all hand quilted by my mum. Sadly it's faded quite a bit, despite never being left in direct sunlight.
|a matching cushion|
My local quilt shop has been running classes to make a modern quilt very similar to this, which I find quite amusing. I like to tell myself that I was ahead of my time choosing solids like this.