I created my Checkmate Quilt with Windermere by Brenda Riddle. I'm a fan of pretty pastels and floral prints. I thought this fabric range was excellent for this quilt as it has a good selection of both light and dark prints.
For the border, I used a print by Fig Tree Quilts from the Mirabelle range. I've had it in my stash for a while and this was the perfect project for it - the browns just work so well together. Don't you just love when that happens?
I spent about an hour and quilted a large meandering free motion all-over design. It's a simple quilt design and one of my go-to's. I really look forward to washing the quilt and putting it through the dryer to get that lovely, crinkly, snuggly feel. It's one of my favourite things about finishing a quilt (which I plan on keeping for myself).
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