When Lindsey of LR Stitched announced she was running the Orbit QAL I fell in love with the pattern! I think it's the perfect pattern for showing off large scale prints and decided it was the perfect time to use my much loved Madrona Road fabric.
I pulled this bundle ages ago and planned to make an Autumnal quilt but suddenly it's almost spring and I wasn't feeling very autumnal any more ;)
I pulled out the browns and tried to make it a bit more fresh and this is what I can up with. The donkey Madrona Road print reminds me of an orchard so I tried to go for colours that made me think of apples.
I had a bit of a hard day yesterday and decided that chain piecing was the way forward. I got the quilt top finished off this morning and I'm completely in love! I really wish I'd made it bigger, but it was my last few scraps of a couple of those fabrics and I don't have enough to go bigger. Funnily the Madrona Road fabric is kind of lost and doesn't look as good as I thought it would, but that's okay.
It's a good size for snuggling at about 60" square, and is the perfect pattern for a quick feel-better quilt. I think from cutting to finished quilt top it took me 5 or 6 hours. It was a really good way to bring a little bit of comfort into a horrible day.
Now I'm planning how to quilt it :)
Have a good weekend!