Thursday, April 4, 2013

Shelburne Falls: Rain or Shine Contest Entry

When I first saw Rachel's post announcing this contest, I was giddy with excitement.

The contest gave me the push to try a new pattern and technique.  The angles in this pattern intimidated me, but I tried and love the results.  I am so grateful for the inspiration to try a new pattern with this wonderful fabric.  It was as easy to work with as it is easy on the eyes.

The pattern from Elizabeth Hartman's The Practical Guide to Patchwork is full of great patterns, tips and advice.  I loved her pattern Rain or Shine.  Isn't it lovely?

But how to quilt it????

Hope you'll join me in the contest!  Special thanks to Rachel for the opportunity!


  1. Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the pattern, and the colors you put together are just beautiful!

  2. Sweet! I love the fabrics you chose for the quilt and the blocks look so crisp framed in the gray! I have this book and never really noticed the pattern before but now I'll definitely have to check it out. Good luck!

  3. I love the SF prints you chose. (LOVE that sparse floral print!) Thank you for mentioning where you got your pattern. I have a vague idea that I want to make a quilt like this, knowing that I've seen them "around," but I didn't know that it was from Hartman's first book! I love her new book so I might indulge myself in a copy of the first one very soon. :)


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