January - Cotton Daisies Quilt (Allure and Morning Mist)

January - Morning Mist & Allure 108" Wideback 

Blenders Used: The Tamarind solid from Freespirit Fabrics
Notions: My Bernina 880+ - first time using the BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator), Creative Grids Rulers (These things are the best tools in my arsenal), Aurifil Thread (I rarely use any other type of thread anymore..this stuff is amazing and great on my machine), and my trusty Oliso Pro iron (which was a splurge... but also a gift from my husband who continues to surprise and support me in my quilting journey)
Pattern: Cotton Daisies from Laugh Yourself Into Stitches
Current Status: Grandma's house - I would say that I gifted it to her, but alas.. she said "I'm taking this. I love it" hahaha and there was no arguing with her. She's my sweetheart.                                                                                                                                       
Scott and his team were extremely generous and sent me two stunning collections to work with for the month of January. First up was the Morning Mist collection (From Blank Quilting Co) which was a beautiful collection of white on white low volume prints. I love love LOVE this collection. It was perfect for blenders (which you will see I use some of these prints in another project), and I think this would also be the perfect fabric for those who enjoy using dye to color their own fabrics.                                                                                                      
The Allure 108" Widebacks (From Blank Quilting Co - Designed by Satin Moon Designs) are STRIKING with their colors. When I say that pictures do not do these prints justice I mean that earnestly. I instantly fell in love with the Cocoa color - this color combo is EVERYTHING. It pairs perfectly with the Ivory color and I went with those two to create the project for January.
I learned so much with this project. It was my first time using the Bernina Stitch Regulator (which to this day I am still getting used to) and it was my first time making a flanged binding.
I wanted to incorporate the Cocoa color backing into the quilt top. When I said that that print/color combo was EVERYTHING I meant it. 
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