Last Monday I stitched up some retro prints from the Hello Betty fabric line.
I thought I’d make some off-center Log Cabin traditional blocks with those fabrics, using a Katie Jump Rope fabric for the corner square. These festive prints were so fun to stitch and I worked them to the tunes of Glenn Miller and the Andrew Sisters.
I smile at this garish combo.
I loved sewing pink next to red, red next to green, color to color, round and round the corner. Soooo retro….
Short on border fabric with some leftover strips, I made do with what I had, improvised, and used the strips along the sides.
When I was ready to add the binding, I REALLLLY wanted to repeat the Katie Jump Rope print. I used up my half-yard cut of the Katie Jump Rope print. I love that phrase: Katie Jump Rope….it’s ponytails and patent leather shoes stuff.
Finished, the quilt measures 42″ x 58″.
The backing on this quilt is reminiscent of many quilts from the vintage-era: wonderfully plain-Jane. I made my plain-Jane backing with the same off-white Kona cotton used in the front sashing and inner border. The panto I used is a 7-inch wide design called Antique Lace by Patricia Ritter. It shows nicely on a solid backing.
(I hope readers can overlook the bold blog-name on the quilt photo, but I’m being forced into this. I have had several new Internet thieves who are stealing my photos for online business ventures. )