Bluebonnet Cabin Quilt Top

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  • Pattern: Quilter’s Academy, Carrie’s Patriotic Log Cabin Quilt p.43
  • Finished Size: 32″ x 32″
  • Fabric: Bluebonnet and Indian Paintbrush fabric from Valle & Kim

This quilt top was inspired by my trip out to my favorite quilt shop in the Texas Hill Country. On my drive out to Valle and Kim, there was the most beautiful display of wildflowers. I thought, how perfect for the log cabin quilt! I love how the bluebonnets themselves have that gradation of blues in their petals. I think Lady Bird Johnson would approve of the spring show of wildflowers!

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April Showers Quilt Top

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  • Pattern: Quilter’s Academy, Harriet’s Triple Rail Fence p.41
  • Finish Size: 33-3/4″ x  41-1/4″ without borders
  • Fabric: Colors picked to coordinate with the large print floral. From A Quilter’s Folly

This quilt features raindrops and waves and flowers. It’s a great gift for a spring baby. I am not pleased with the way the borders went on (they are quite out of square.) I got impatient before I learned the Harriet way. I do love how the rail fence pattern turned out like little diagonal chevrons.

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Witches Windows Quilt Top

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  • Pattern: Quilter’s Academy, Carrie’s Cowboy Corral Quilt p.36
  • Finished size: 40-1/2″x 49-1/2″ (without borders)
  • Fabric: Halloween fabric on clearance, from Cotton Cupboard.

I especially love that the black fabric has a subtle skull pattern in it, and the orange is spider webs. This was the first quilt top of Quilter’s Academy! I used a technique called fussy cutting to to highlight different “scenes”from the witch fabric. I am looking forward to learning how to put straight borders on- I have a big pumpkin pattern picked so that it looks like they’re sitting around the edge!

To read more about the making of this quilt top, click here.