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October 18, 2021
For the past week or so, I've been working on this Rivermill quilt with fabric from the Michael Miller line Life is Better on the Farm. The florals and the gingham stole my heart, but the reds, grays, and blacks that make up this collection are pretty perfect too. I paired my prints with the Cotton Couture solids: Brick, Black, and Ginger to round out the number of fabrics I needed for the quilt top.
I knew I wanted to do a mix and match style quilt with these fabrics because they work so well together, and my rivermill pattern is great for mixing and matching fabrics. Wins all around here!
Using the Four at a Time HST method and chain piecing all of my blocks means this quilt comes together pretty quickly! I had it assembled, quilted, and binding completed in less than a week.
For the quilting, I kept it simple using a zig zag stitch spaced about 1.5" apart. I played with the settings on my machine to make the stitch wider and longer. It was a fun way to change things up from my usual straight lines or serpentine stitch. I'll definitely use this again!
For the backing, I used on of the prints from the collection. My favorite detail here is the florals aren't solid. If you look closely, there is a faint gingham print inside the flowers. Seriously, how perfect is that?!
This collection didn't include a striped print so I went with the gray for binding. I know I love my striped bindings, but this one looks pretty good too if I do say so myself!
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