When I hear the name Otis I immediately think of Otis Campbell, the town drunk on Mayberry, a TV show from the 60s. I know Carrie Nelson sometimes comes up with odd names for her quilts, but I sure couldn't figure out how such a beautiful quilt pattern could be named after a town drunk! Turns out it's not, this Otis is for Otis Redding, the singer songwriter who likes to sit on the dock of the bay. I'm still not sure what that has to do with this quilt, but then no one asked me, and honestly I can't come up with a better name, so Otis it is.
This is Lifetime Quilt Number 153
The fabric is For You by Zen Chic for Moda
It finished at 76" x 76"
It has approximately 1,210 pieces.
The pattern is Otis by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quilt Company.
Both the pattern and fabric are now available in shops near you or your fingertips. For some reason this line of fabric did not get a lot of buzz at Spring Market, I don't know why, it is wonderful! So wonderful you better go get some right now, you'll be disappointed if you don't. The fabric looks great as a family but will also blend well with other fabrics. You can make Otis from a For You fat eighth bundle. But get the Fat Quarter Bundle, then you'll have leftovers!
To get a better look at the fabric click here.