I've gotten caught up in the online quilting fad of the moment, making a Scrappy Trips Around the World quilt following Quiltville's clever tutorial.
Last month Alison Glass sent me nine fat quarters of Lucky Penny, her debut line of prints for Andover Fabrics. The colors are deep and vibrant, and the prints are bold without being fussy. And the 'Bike Path' dot stripes are perfect.
I added a tenth print from the collection, and paired the prints with about 20 solids from my stash in coordination colors.
To make the most of the fat quarters, I upped the strip size from 2 1/2" to 3 3/8" (couldn't quite squeeze out 3 1/2") by 21" long, yielding 17" blocks.
Sixteen blocks later I have a quilt top.
I'm so happy with it as a complete quilt, and I love how the larger squares show off the prints.