I went fabric shopping a few weeks ago with a good friend. At the second quilt shop that we stopped at, we found some adorable Olivia fabric. I remember when the first Olivia line came out. Everyone was crazy about it, but I didn’t love it. The new line is too cute, though! And as a bonus for those with boys who love Olivia, they printed this line in a green and blue colorway too! I can’t help but think, “man, that was a smart marketing decision!” 😀
For my quilt design, I wanted a simple quilt that Addy could snuggle under and I didn’t want to cut up the prints and lose the design. The center of the quilt is a 42″ square. I added two borders, the first one is a 2″ strip of the cream with red pigs. The second border width was dictated by the fabric repeat – I think it’s about 6.5″ wide? I used every last inch of that print-I was hoping to miter the corners, but I was short by several inches. So I used my second favorite border design with y-seams! 🙂
For the binding and back I chose a creamy brown kona. It’s a very close match to the brown pig, who Addy has informed me is named Julian. I just love how the creamy brown looks with the bubblegum pink! Reminds me of some sort of chocolatey dessert involving strawberries……
For the quilting I used pink thread and quilted an all over loop design.
I love this fabric so much, it almost makes me want to watch the annoying tv show!