To look at this pattern, well, it simply lacks appeal (in my opinion). BUT, the owner of our shop made this out of beautiful pink and blue florals and it is displayed on the wall directly across from the cutting counters.
It truly is a beautiful quilt, and the blended style floral fabrics Julie used make the pattern seem much more sophisticated than just big strips and huge 9-patch blocks. We've been sold out of the kits for months, but since this quilt is hung so prominently in the shop, we often have customers asking for kits or buying the pattern.
So it happened on this particular rainy Sunday afternoon that a customer was debating making it out of flannel basketball fabrics for her son who just accepted a job as a high school basketball coach. I looked at the pattern with a fresh eye, and spied a beautiful floral print from Moda's Seaside Rose collection (I can't believe we still had some!) Well, it was a slippery downhill slope from there. Add to the mix coworkers who are only too happy to HELP you pick out coordinating fabrics, and I came home with this beautiful stack.
A quilt store is a very dangerous place for someone with a serious fabric addiction and very little self control. A very dangerous place!