I added that top row of four squares and espresso cups, but other than that, this is how the quilt looked when it arrived in my mailbox.
I recently bought the book Playful Little Paper-Pieced Patterns and knew as soon as I read through it that I would be making this for Lindsey's quilt! By the way, this book is amazing. The first portion of the book features a calendar quilt with a pattern for each month of the year (and a bonus project to make for each month's pattern). I think the fruit plate is September.
Before I got that book, I purchased the kitchen and pantry pattern sets from Sew Ichigo during a black friday sale. I figured I should put that to use as well and made a row of cups and four patch blocks. The only problem with an organic creation like this is that it can be hard to get things to line up. Do I center my row on the real center? Try to line it up with some other patchwork? I really wasn't sure what to do. I did add a border of white above and below it. I was really trying to help this quilt grow vertically a little!
I didn't sew my fruit stand to the quilt before I passed it along, I figured Jennifer could finish that row before it goes home to Lindsey. So now I have Jennifer's quilt to work on and it will be a full circle!
I have a busy week of sewing ahead of me, and it seems like everyone does! Are you overcommited for March too?
Hope your week is off to a good start! xo, Courtney