The pattern is very straight-forward and easy to make; a beginning quilter would be able to make this quilt. Besides the long rows, there are only 3 different straight cuts of fabric that you need to make for this pattern, which is really great! The pattern makes an 80″ x 96″ finished quilt. The supplies needed are 20 prints at 1/3 yard each (I used 29 different fabrics, so I used a bit less than a fat quarter each), and 1-1/8 yards of fabric for the horizontal strips (for mine, I used fabric that I dyed myself). I used Aurifil 50wt. thread to piece it.
Piecing the rows went extremely fast. There’s nothing like a well-written pattern and easy construction for a few evenings of relaxing sewing. In the book, Tula Pink also shows how the quilt was quilted, so you can get ideas on how you’d like to quilt your own.
I was only able to finish my quilt top for the event, but I’m looking forward to seeing it all finished up. I’m still trying to decide on a good backing fabric…which fabric from ‘The Birds and the Bees’ would you use as a backing?? A couple months ago, I made a matching body pillow out of all of the same fabrics. I think they go together really well, don’t you?