Okay so Pat Bravo sent me a fat quarter bundle of Rapture. . . er. . . a while ago. I stared at it on my shelf through the holidays. After a long, hard winter in New Hampshire I needed spring and flowers and by February it was time to unwrap the bundle and use it. Using a combination of four Sizzix dies (squares and rectangles), I came up with this design. For the full tutorial please visit the Sizzix blog.
It's backed in Hypnotic Paramour, one of the bold prints in the Rapture line. I was a bit hesitant to use that much pink, but I'm glad I did. It's super soft and cheery. It was quilted by Melissa Kelley of Sew Shabby Quilting, and I chose a pattern of squares. The binding is the only thing in the quilt that isn't by Art Gallery Fabrics; it's Stripe in Black by Timeless Treasures.
The pattern could easily be altered to use squares instead of rectangles. I like the scrappy look, which is balanced by the grid of white squares. One thing I did while making it was a bit silly but as I sewed the rows together I checked which way the seams were pressed on the previous row so that I was able to nest ALL the seams together in the entire quilt. Call it OCD or crazy town, but it was a fun little challenge for myself. A big thank you to Pat for such beautiful fabric!