I am doing the Happy Dance or should I say the Bounce Dance because I finally can share Bounce…a GORGEOUS new quilt pattern from the talented Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have to first thank Thelma of Cupcakes ‘n Daisies for this incredible opportunity. Thelma first contacted me that she was going to piece one of Carrie’s new patterns and wanted to know if I would be interested in quilting it. Ummmmm, yeah, like “YES!” What a HUGE honor!!!!! Thelma is an amazing, talented quilter and you all know I love me some Carrie Nelson!!!! LOL!!! Again, I just have to pinch myself. 🙂
No shortage of photos here. 🙂 Carrie designed an awesome quilt. Thelma did an amazing job on the piecing!
Bounce is such an awesome pattern. Great piecing coupled with great space for quilting! 🙂
I love how the stars “bounce” around on the top. I quilted lots of different sizes of swirls to enhance the movement and bouncing of the stars.
The staggered piano key border is awesome. I had a lot of fun with the quilting!!! Some new quilting designs too. The white, narrow inner border, I played around and came up with some “bouncing circles. The outer border was created with a curved crosshatch ruler. Kathy was kind enough to give some guidance on how to create the design. Thank you Kathy! 🙂
I try to take photos as I quilt down the quilt. Sometimes it helps me read the quilt better. Here’s some getting started photos. Before quilting.
Just getting started. Making sure the quilt is loaded nice and square.
Starting to quilt.
I should have taken more photos of the back. It looked super cool too.
Specifics…Threads were Glide top and bobbin. I used white throughout the quilt except for the staggered piano key border. There I used a gold Glide thread. Batting is Dream Cotton in the bleached white, Select loft. All quilting is freehand. I used my straight ruler and Deloa’s Boomerang for the curved border. My dear friend Patti prepped the binding for me, so when I was done quilting, I was ready to stitch it on. Thank you Patti!!
The fabric is soooo pretty. It is Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt for Free Spirit Fabrics. My girls would have liked to keep this quilt for themselves. 🙂 This pattern is so versatile, you could use any fabric you wanted and it would look amazing. Like some red, white and blue Old Glory fabric coming out this fall. 🙂
I love looking at photos of this quilt, especially the pattern cover!!!!! Carrie actually has two versions of Bounce, but guess which one is on the pattern cover???? 🙂