Oh baby, it’s almost finished!

I’ve sure had fun working on this quilt…for many reasons. First, I am so happy to be making it for Michelle’s little one. It was super fun to shop with her to pick the pattern and fabric. I also learned to trust my instinct. Let me explain.

Michelle's quilt I purchased the pattern for this quilt after seeing it made up at Jackman’s (our local shop). We bought some of the fabric used in the demo quilt and some of the same colors, but different patterns. I tried to follow the pattern exactly, placing the blocks as close to the original as possible. No matter how hard I tried, I just wasn’t feeling it. I decided to toss the book aside and go with my gut.

I started putting up blocks in a color pattern that felt right. And low and behold, it worked. I am really happy with the way it turned out.

Lesson Learned: when following the rules just doesn’t feel right, stop, take a breath and trust your talent!



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