Color Me Quilt (Emily Herrick Designer)

Color Me Quilt

Quilt Pattern/Name: Color Me by Emily Herrick

Quilt Size: about 50 inches by 64 inches

Quilt Maker: Ann Tarabini

Quilt Completion Date: about 50 inches by 64 inches

Extra Information: I saw this pattern by Emily Herrick and knew I had to make one. It is a good quilt for using up your scraps (or for building your stash!).  Many of the fabrics were “trades” from the Threadheads sewing group.  I added some of my favorites – polka dots and stripes – along with Kaffe Fasset fabrics.  I tried to use fabric only once but accidently slipped in a second repeat.  (See if you can find them.)  Instead of using a solid background I decided to try out the newspaper print fabric. It brought back fond memories of the newspaper we laid down in art class for messy (but fun) colorful projects.
I had plans for free motion quilting designs on the crayons but “chickened out” at the last minute. I used straight line stitching to stitch in the ditch around each crayon.  Then I used some more straight line quilting to secure the inside of each crayon.  On the last crayon (cranberry), I decided to use a zig-zag pattern (which looks easy but required a lot of repositioning the bulky quilt) .  On the back of the quilt I continued the newspaper theme and used a newspaper/yellow striped fabric.
I enjoyed making this quilt – brought a smile to my face!

 

 

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