We're continuing We Love Our Pets Week by sharing "Rescue Me," a quilt designed by Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton that's featured in Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts summer 2017 issue. The quilt, featuring Rose Ann Cook's Joey the Shop Dog collection, fits perfectly into an issue that focuses on giving quilts.
|"Rescue Me" designed by Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton; |
pieced by Vicki Swanson and quilted by Naomi Polzin;
featured in Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts Summer 2017
We asked Joanie to tell us about this adorable quilt:
What attracted you to the Joey fabrics?
It’s such a fun, playful collection. I have a rescue dog, Goldie, so I thought the idea behind it was fabulous. I especially love the paw print fabric.
Tell us about your quilt design.
We used a couple different block designs, so the quilt is still accessible, even for beginners, but more fun than just one block repeating. Having a different row of blocks on the top and the bottom helps to anchor the design.
Tell us more about those top and bottom borders.
It gives the quilt a more modern feel—not everything is symmetrical and evenly spaced. I think the design meshes together traditional and modern—pinwheel and Irish Chain blocks with the more random top and bottom border. It add spontaneity and provides a fun twist.
Why did you choose the lime print for the background?
I’m drawn to green—it’s so fresh and creates a pop. It also allows the different blues to shine in the blocks.
What’s your favorite part about the quilt?
I like how the Irish Chain blocks create a pathway around the Kaleidoscope blocks.
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