Tula Pink has a legion of fans ... I am one of them.
The Chipper pieces were slightly different lengths due to the fact they were 'scraps". That worked out well for this brick pattern and made everything look random and staggered. It also made it easy to trim a row on either side when it was too long!
Most importantly was making sure the 'bricks' were cut a consistent 4.5" wide.
On every piece of Chipper fabric I sewed a 1.5" wide piece of Manatee on the right side. If the fabric was non-directional it wouldn't matter what side you sewed on. But, since I wanted the animals not be upside down, it was easier to pick a side and stick to it!
Each row was laid out one at a time. Manatee sashing between rows was also cut at 1.5" wide.
Enter my favorite thread Aurifil 50wt. and a #14 needle. #5004 Grey on the Manatee strips and in the bottom bobbin throughout. And a pretty #2835 Aqua through the 'bricks" from the Tula Pink / Chipper collection - perfect!
I usually quilt in a simple grid pattern which works well on a minky & batting quilt. But this time I did only horizontal lines ... super fun! It was easy, surprisingly fast and very effective.
A great color matching minky from Hawthorne Threads in "Ink" ... who doesn't love soft & fluffy?
A wide border of Manatee cut at 7" wide for the top and bottom frames all the bright colors and the binding in purple Cotton Couture matched perfectly. This quilt is leaving with my daughter to gift to a new friend ... Chipper is going to college!
Chipper / Tula Pink
Manatee / Free Spirit
Binding: Cotton Couture Purple / Michael Miller
Aurifil 50wt. thread #2835 & #5004
Warm & White batting
Dimple dot minky in Ink / Hawthorne Threads
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Size: 61" x 73"
Date: January 2018