I succeeded in finishing one more quilt this last week of 2020. It's been nice to have everything for the holidays done so that I could do some things for me. I got this Dalmatian fabric from a purchase of novelty fabrics through SewItsForSale@groups.io in November. I took a big hit on my stash busting statistics that month so I was eager to get a quilt done with some of it.
The pattern is called Nest and is available free at Shop Martingale. The pattern called for the 12" blocks to be set 5 x 5 but I chose to make it rectangular -- 4 x5 blocks. The blocks went together really quickly. After my sample block I showed here, I cut all the pieces out. Because I wanted to even out the black prints and the red prints, I divided up the fabric so that each block had 2 red pieces and 2 black pieces. I wonder how it would look if I just randomly selected the pieces? I did try to keep the fabric patterns evenly spaced out as I laid out the blocks. But that is a job that could be worked on for hours. I finally said enough and started sewing the blocks together.
The quilting pattern is African Samba by Apricot Moon. I used a red So Fine thread. For binding I used the same solid black as I used in the quilt. Last quilt of the year finished!
Happy Quilting All for 2021! Bonnie