A few weeks ago I got the itch to do some large-scale simple patchwork. I wanted to push myself and make something really girly. I am not normally into florals being more of a geometrics kind of gal, but i pulled a couple of florals from my stash and built a stack of coordinating fabrics. I added lots of black and white to keep it from being too sticky sweet.
I did 8" patchwork squares for the top. I used some Denyse Schmidt Sugar Creek, Tanya Whelan Sugar Hill, Pearl Bracelets, Metro Circles, Laurie Wisbrun Perfectly Perched, Mon Amie, Sew Stitchy, Ruby, and others.
I improv pieced the backing with fat eighths, fat quarters, and yardage from my stash with a couple of scraps to fill in space. The large black ricrac fabric is I Like You by Amy Sedaris. This is one of my favorite ways to stitch a backing. I love that it's reversible.
I wanted this quilt to stay soft and drapey, so I loosely free-motion quilted it with loops, double figure 8 flowers/clovers/butterflies (i can't quite decide what they are but they are fun and easy to do). I also stitched the word "love" in one block. I used a light grey Aurifil 50-wt to quilt, Quilter's Dream Request, and bound with a MM Clown Stripe cut on the bias with rounded corners.