My TGIFF bestie, Laura from Quokka Quilts has released her first pattern, Plum Crazy! I'm so excited for her. Yay!
She sent me a copy and I've been playing around with some fabric to see what might look good in this design. I found that this was a pretty easy pattern to select fabric for. Yay! I have purchased a number of fat quarter bundles over the years, which I absolutely love, but I can't bear to break them up. Laura's maximized the use of fat quarters for this project and created a design that showcases the fabrics nicely. Double yay!
First, I pulled fabrics for a fun kids' quilt -- Dr. Seuss. I think I'd use the green solid for the sashing and the stripe for the binding:
There's this bundle of New Zealand fabrics that my sister brought me years ago and that I can't cut up unless I can use most, if not all, of it (yes, silly rule of mine, but there you go). I would go great with a black solid for the sashing and binding:
And this bundle of Bohemian Rhapsody paired with a red solid that I've been holding onto for that "perfect" project:
Which to try first? Decisions! Decisions!
You can see other versions of this quilt on Laura's blog and other bloggy friends will be sharing her pattern and their fabric selections in a pattern hop this week too.
To celebrate, Laura's offering 20% off the pattern this week -- promo code Plum20. She's also offering a giveaway of a PDF of the pattern to my readers. Sweet!
To participate in this giveaway, just leave me a comment, between now and Friday, October 10th at 6 p.m. EST, on what makes you 'plum crazy' when it comes to quilt patterns. Followers of my blog get a bonus entry -- just leave me a comment letting me know how you follow along. Followers of Laura's blog also get a bonus entry -- again, just leave a comment letting me know how you follow along.
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Cheers and good luck!