About a year ago I bought a fat quarter set of Anna Maria Horner’s Innocent Crush. The Charmed palette became this quilt:
The scraps from both palettes became this:
But not before I scratched my head for a while about the Swept Away palette:
Eventually an article on Design*Sponge caught my eye.
I followed it back to the source – the photo in question was of the poolside Cha Cha Cabana bar at the Lords South Beach Hotel in Miami Beach.
If you like yellow you really need to have a look at this hotel.
Check out this photo of their Cha Cha Rooster Bar. If you stuffed a disco ball down the neck of I Dream of Jeannie’s bottle and then shook it real hard, this is what you’d get:
Anyway, back to the quilt. I liked the idea of lots of white (or in my case Kona Snow) around each colour fabric block.
I quilted around the inner and outer edge of the Snow portions to define each block. In retrospect I wish I’d also hand quilted around the colour blocks in a contrasting colour. If for no other reason than having an excuse to buy AMH’s gorgeous flosses!
I used a luxurious flannel sheet for the batting . The backing was also flannel (more Anna Maria Horner), so the quilt was very soft and snuggly (and wrinkled very easily, as you can see in the first photo).
And the binding was the scarlet Woodcut print that I love so much:
The quilt lends itself to chain piecing – it’s made from these two blocks which are joined at 90 degrees to each other.
I’m annoyed that I’ve waited so long to blog this as I’ve lost the measurements for the blocks and have already given the quilt away to the baby girl for whom it was made. Sloppy, Kirsty.
I will say that the baby girl came for a visit about a month ago and the quilt came too. It had a few smudges and milk stains and some of her older brother’s fingerprints on it. The quilt was obviously being loved and used and it made me soooo happy to see that.
Yep, definitely missed a hand quilting opportunity there.