Over in the land of Instagram, the #scrappytripalong was born. I fell so hard for making this block that I worked start to finish on this quilt. Such a rarity for me, who has so many WIPs. Many of these fabrics are hoarded Jennifer Paganelli fabrics that I love. As I was playing with block placement, four blocks with purple played ring around the rosy...and they were having so much fun that I couldn't bear to break them up.
From there the colors get softer out to the edge of the quilt.
I decided to break into my vintage sheet stash to back this quilt. Since the top was all from fabric I had, it just didn't seem right to buy fabric for the back.
I love how the soft, muted back plays with the bright, cheerful top. The bright purple binding is the same fabric that is focal pattern on the front.
I added a border of some OOP Jennifer Paganelli fabric that I bought the last few yards of when I saw them at a quilt shop. Alas, only a wee bit remains in my stash.
Those who have visited here before know that I often can't resist some decorative stitch quilting. I did manage to limit it to where the border meets the patchwork.
Full disclosure, I am not a prewasher. The back had no puckers before I washed the quilt. It does make sense that it loosened up a bit because the rest of the quilt shrank a bit. I have no problems with this because it is one of the softest, cuddliest quilts I have ever made. If this is something that would drive you crazy, you could pre-wash, or not use vintage sheets.
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