I had the idea of a ruffle quilt in my head for quite some time before I put this one together. I was just looking for the perfect fabrics to come along when I discovered the Pastry Line fabrics for Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks line. I thought the voile would be a great material to use for this quilt because it's lighter than regular quilting cotton so it wouldn't feel so bulky with all the ruffles. The little scalloped stripes running across the fabric were just asking to become the lines to sew the gathers through to make the ruffles!
I chose to make this quilt really colorful and I really like the colors I chose, but I think a monochromatic quilt would look beautiful too in order to really showcase the ruffles! I'm sure I'll be making more of these in the future.
For the back I chose to use a mostly cream Kona cotton backing with one block of each color voile from the front surrounded in dark gray. I love the look of the gray in this quilt with all the bright colors. I chose to use a dark gray binding as well to tie it in to the back of the quilt.
I straight line quilted using cream colored thread along the scalloped lines going across the front of the quilt. The quilting blends in really well on the front since those same lines are where the gathers are for the ruffles, and it really stands out on the back, which I like.
Overall I was really happy with myself for coming up with this quilt design, especially since I had only made one quilt prior to this one!
Thank you Amy for putting on such a great event! You can check out the rest of the quilts here!