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I couldn't resist the scrappy trip. Temptation proved too strong and I gave in.
If you somehow missed this phenomenon you can find the tutorial here!
For this quilt I decided to use one of every Denyse Schmidt fabric
I had and let the quilt be whatever size that turned out to be.
Turns out I have about 150 different DS fabrics and ended up with a 60" square quilt!
Uh...please tell me I'm not alone in my DS hoarding?
I cut at home, pieced blocks at a Lou Bee retreat, picked seams at a friends house, assembled the quilt at a STLMQG Sew-In, and finished it up by quilting back at home.
I love that sewing can be both solitary and social.
Not too long into making this quilt I found out a dear friend and fellow sewer was moving and I knew I wanted it to be for her and her family. She knew who Denyse Schmidt was well before me and it seemed fitting that she should have this quilt with the history of DS fabrics. I thought often about all the fun we've had and good talks she and I had as I worked on the quilt and I hope the family settles in quick and all love their new home in Texas!
I literally pulled strips out of a paper bag to create the blocks for this quilt; no design boards, no plans. If I had it to do over I'd have paid a bit more attention to value as some blocks read pretty light, but over all I think it has sparkle and makes me happy!