I had so much fun playing around with Alexia Marcella Abegg's (for Ruby Star Society) soon-to-be-released Heirloom line. I've been a longtime fan of Alexia's, but there's something about this line in particular that I know will be a forever favorite.
It's partly the colors and also the size of the prints. They are perfect for quilters and mimic feedsack prints that I will never get enough of. I knew they would be the perfect fit for my newest pattern, Ebb and Flow.
Ebb and Flow is a beginner-friendly pattern that is quick and easy to assemble, but also is a chance for more veteran quilters to play around with color and saturation. And the Heirloom line is perfect for that. I arranged mine in a rainbow order and tried to graduate the saturation from color to color to help with the transitions. It was really fun to play around with.
Then I sent my top off to Debbie of Sweet Little Quilts
to have her work her longarm magic on it. We landed on a pairing of pantographs for the negative space on top and for the pieced space on the bottom, and then I asked her to just surprise me with where it ended up. Wow. I love it so much. She really is so great to work with if you're in search of a longarm quilter!
I'm so happy with how this one turned out! I think it's such a fun version of the Ebb and Flow and makes the happiest quilt!