Boy am I behind! I am sure many of you will remember me working on this wonderful quilt from this post. Well, I finished the top a while ago and am just getting around to posting it now.
I have to say that I am in love with this top!! Fun, cheerful, bright, and easy to put together.
All the striped fabrics were from my stash. I had gotten them about 5 years ago at a quilt shop that had them on clearance for about $3 per yard... Score! What a great top they made.
The story behind this quilt was that I was looking for a project to make with these striped fabrics. So, of course I went straight to my Kaffe books. It is from his Passionate Patchwork book and is called Shirt Stripe Boxes.
In the book his quilt was a totally different color palette. It was made from old shirtings so they were mainly blue and white. You can see a picture of the quilt from the book in my previous post by clicking here.
But have no fear, he has a similar pattern called Earthy Mitered Boxes in his newest book Simple Shape, Spectacular Quilts. That quilt has a border on it and the stripes may be a little more well matched than mine.
Although it may look like my stripes are pretty well mitered, look closer, they are not even close to being mitered perfect. But I just love the illusion. I didn't fuss with them at all. They were just pieced as is and the result is what I am in love with!!
Now onto to making the backing and then to get it on my long arm and quilt it!! It will be a well used quilt when I am done. The added bonus is that it will always remind me of the vibrant colors that we saw when we visited Peru.
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