Hello, this is Marci and I’m absolutely thrilled to be guest blogging today at Sew Sweetness. Even better is the fact that I get to review a great pattern by Tula Pink, Le Petite Salon. This pattern is perfect and I’m not just saying that! This is the perfect quilt pattern for the beginner quilter. Easy cuts, simple directions and even easier to piece together. This pattern is also the perfect pick if you have fabric that features a larger motif that you want to show off. As soon as I knew I would be making a quilt from this pattern, I instantly knew I would use Fox Trails by Riley Blake and make this quilt for my 8 month old baby’s future big boy bed!
Last but not least, modifications. Yes, I made several. I feel like it is impossible for me not to make a change to a pattern. The first change was the size. The pattern is for a 85″ x 85″ quilt. I didn’t want a quilt quite that large, I wanted it just a tad bit smaller. The easiest way for me to do this was to remove the first and last vertical rows of the crosses. By doing this my quilt measures 79″ x 85,” perfect! The second modification was to the outer border which measures 8.5.” I kept the same size, but since I was using fabric from my stash I didn’t have a three yard continuous cut of one of the prints, which was required for this pattern. I did have a two yard cut and a one yard cut. I decided to do a skinny border the same width as the crosses and then one larger or wider border to finish it off. The skinnier border was cut at 3.5″ wide and the wider orange border was cut at 5.5″ wide. I also decided to randomly “continue or extend” some of the crosses out onto the skinny border, and am really glad that I did. I think it added a little something extra to the quilt. I mitered the corners on the skinny border since it is an argyle print and honestly looked much nicer this way.
I truly think this pattern is fabulous and loved making this quilt top. Thanks for taking the time to read my review and thanks so much to Sara for having me here today as part of the Tula Pink Sew Along!