Lipari for Father’s Day

Sixth stop on the Lipari bloghop is to Leigh Laurel Studios whose inspiration has come from her Dad’s enjoyment of crosswords – great idea! It is also great to see the Lipari Fat Eighths Pack with the background fabrics Leigh chose:

Don’t you want to just dive into this pile?

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I added four neutral Oakshott fabrics to help the colors pop, and chose Jay McCarroll’s Center City fabric by Free Spirit as the backing — a sort of silly nod to the years my spent as an architect. It’s a simple quilt of 5″ squares, so it’s a great project for beginning quilters.LeighLaurelCrossword

It was hard to stop quilting, but I’m glad I quit when I did. It’s truly soft and the fabric is the star.

Leigh’s blog is also a tutorial.