Belle Meade's all done, and I could not be happier.
The blocks for this pattern went together easily. If you don't mind making 656 half square triangles, you'll love this pattern. And if the idea of making 656 half squares doesn't appeal to you, just break them down over time, you'll be amazed how quickly they add up, even when doing just a few a day.
Here's the setting I finally decided on. I thought the red corners with the blue center setting triangles was clever, but I just liked how this design looked.
I'm still amazed and very happy I was able to go with a random layout of the blocks, I think the fabric helped make it easy, it looked random even when it wasn't!
This is Lifetime Quilt # 66,
it finished at 70" x 70",
and has approximately 758 pieces.
For the fabric, I primarily used Rural Jardin by French General for Moda. I checked Quilt Shops .com and you are still able to buy fat quarter bundles and yardage of this fabric plus the wovens...you've got to add the wovens!
The pattern is by Paula Barnes for Bonnie Blue Quilts and has directions for an optional inner and outer border that I didn't use.
The pattern was easy to follow and went together easily. I loved Rural Jardin, every minute I spent working on this project was pure pleasure. What more could a quilter ask for? How about working on a wonderful project with a friend. Nicole, at Sister's Choice Quilts, made this quilt right along with me. So at a time when the weather pretty much keeps me indoors and not interacting with anyone, let alone other quilters, it was so wonderful to be able to share my progress and compare notes with another quilter along the way.
Nicole is revealing her Belle Meade today too, she added a inner and outer border to her project, be sure to stop by and check it out, I'm sure it's lovely.